The April 1st 2019 deadline is fast approaching. After that date the first stage is for all VAT registered businesses to submit their returns using MTD compliant software. This is not the same as just using online submission as more information is required to be sent. The software houses are updating their offerings so as to comply.
Therafter, it is currently mooted that the next stage will follow a year later in April 2020, when the policy is extended to income tax compliance. We shall see. Much is still unclear, though if you require guidance as to how to comply with the 2019 needs do please contact us; existing client or not.