Grants available to help UK businesses deal with new customs declarations

9th December 2019

Grants available to help UK businesses deal with new customs declarations

In order to help businesses with the changes in customs requirements, HMRC recently announced that it was making available additional funding to help businesses cope with new customs arrangements and declarations.

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The deadline for businesses to apply for a grant is 31 January 2020 at the latest, an application can be made even if you previously applied for a grant from HMRC.

The further £10m in grants is open to businesses based in, or with a branch in, the UK, that currently complete customs declarations for importers and exporters.

The grants are available to support costs of hiring staff, including £3,000 for recruitment costs, and up to £10,000 for salary costs, to help build business capacity.  Full details on eligibility are available from HMRC here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/grants-for-businesses-that-complete-customs-declarations.

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