Cash Accounting Scheme
The Cash Accounting Scheme
allows you to account for VAT only on the invoices you've received payment for, but you can only claim VAT on your purchases if you've paid for those purchases.
Annual Accounting Scheme
The Annual VAT Accounting Scheme
allows you to make a yearly VAT return rather than a quarterly one, and to make interim payments before paying the balance (or claiming a refund) when your annual return has been submitted.
Flat Rate Scheme
The Flat Rate VAT Scheme
allows you to calculate your VAT payment as a fixed percentage of your total turnover. The percentage you use depends on your type of business.
Retail VAT Accounting Scheme
If you sell high quantities of relatively inexpensive items to the general public, you may be able to use a Retail VAT Scheme
If you're using the Retail VAT scheme you don't need to record VAT separately in your accounts for each sale so it can save you a lot of time with your record keeping.
VAT Margin scheme
If you sell second hand goods, art, antiques etc the VAT Margin Scheme
allows you to account for VAT only on the difference between the price you paid for an item and the price at which you sell it - your margin.