Dave the intention is not to avoid VAT as I do not qaulify as yet this was a voluntary registration for commercial customers as I beleive they would prefer to deal with a company that is registered although I may well be wrong which is why I am asking for advice.
I do all my Vat accounts myself and was spending a day every 3 months doing the accounts.
I've just joined the flat rate scheme where I pay 9% on all income, it now takes me about half an hour to do the accounts. It works out I am paying about the same as the original scheme. You can still claim vat back on single purchases over £2000.
Saved me a lot of time, can see it not being suitable to everyone though.