So to join Deliveroo, Just Eat, or Uber Eats, they require a VAT number. I have applied for this two weeks ago with the understanding that it would take two weeks to arrive. Unfortunately after calling HMRC to follow this up they have informed me that in the current situation it could take up to 12 weeks for the VAT registration to go through.
VAT registration is generally required for companies expecting to turnover more than 85,000 a year which we are not, moreover said delivery platforms take a large chunk of each sale you make which is just not financially viable for a small pop up business like ourselves.
It is a shame but if we do receive our VAT number in time and the business is making enough money we will definitely set up delivery. For now it will only be click and collect so all I can say is support our business and we will see where it goes!