What is the Customs Training and IT Grant?

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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.

Applications will close on 31st January 2020 (or earlier if funding is fully allocated).

For more information on the two types of grant available see Employee training and IT improvements.

If you wish to learn what has changed since the previous wave of the Scheme, then this can be found in our FAQ section.