Thanks for your reply Ian, i do know the difference, but thats not what im asking. In this situation the previous bookkeeper was doing both kinds and has completely mucked it up coursing a cash flow issue, also clients have been failing to pay etc, i want to set it to cash accounting, but we have 5 clients who are not paying.
At this moment in time im unsure whether they will pay and as i want to straighten the accounts out i wondered if claim it back as a bad debt would be A, better for cashflow and B, sort out this issue and prevent it from re-entering the VAT quarter if they do pay.
That way if ive made a reclaim, if they pay in another 6 months etc i can resubmit with cash accounting etc
But if there was a way of preventing it from being submitted again, then that may be the option to go with. hope this makes better sense?