VAT on more than one business
I have a client that has three sole trader businesses. They are all very different. One is a sandwich shop another is an residential lettings agency and the other is a mailbox and fedex agent.
The residential lettings agency and the mailbox and fedex agent are run from the offices that are above one of the sandwich shops. Her previous accountant registerd the lettings agency but not the fedex agency, she has now bought a sandwich shop too. I thought that as long as the business trades were very different as they are, she would not have to register for VAT if the combined turnover, exceeded the threshold. However, i have spoken to another accountant regarding it and he has said that is the combined turnover for that person and therefore she should be registered.
Can anyone clarify for me please or direct me to the relevant VAT notice?