HMRC £8 MILLION FUND FOR CUSTOMS DECLARATION TRAINING

Loadstar on 4th December reported that the UK has unveiled £8 million in funds to help freight forwarders and other customs intermediaries to support training and IT investment.  £3 million will be invested to increase training provision, with learning service provider Knowledge Pool, as well as “investing in the development of new courses which will be available over the coming months to support customs broker training”.  £2 million is available to fund training for intermediaries and traders completing customs declarations or intending to complete customs declarations in the future, and businesses will receive a grant to provide funding for up to 50% of the cost of training staff.  £3 million is available in IT improvement funding, available to SME employers in the customs intermediaries sector “currently completing customs declarations on behalf of importers and exporters”.

https://theloadstar.co.uk/hmrc-puts-8m-boost-customs-declaration-training/

https://www.bifa.org/news/articles/2018/dec/8-million-funding-scheme-for-customs-intermediaries-and-traders-open?l=y

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/grants-for-businesses-that-complete-customs-declarations

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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