After 31 December 2020, new rules will apply to businesses moving goods between the EU and UK, including import controls on EU goods at the border. It will mean traders in the EU and GB will have to submit customs declarations and be liable to goods’ checks.
As a result, HMRC is investing a further £16 million in its grant programme to fund employee training and IT improvements for customs intermediaries, traders and hauliers that make customs declarations. Businesses based in, or with a branch in, the UK can apply for one or both grants.
From 1st October Wave 3 of the Customs Grant Schemes will open, which sees an additional £10 million being invested to help customs intermediaries with the costs associated with recruitment of key personnel in preparation for Brexit.
Applications will close on 31st January 2021 (or earlier if funding is fully allocated).