What are the Customs Grant Schemes?
On 31st October 2019 the UK will leave the European Union. Businesses will have to apply the same customs rules to goods moving between the EU and UK as they would for the rest of the world.
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 2020 (or earlier if funding is fully allocated).