HMRC is offering two webinars on changes to their grant scheme. These will be held via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 19 November at 2.00pm and Thursday 26 November at 2.00pm. To attend, please follow the relevant link to join the webinar on the day. Pre-registration is not required.
HMRC has made three key additions to the scheme:
• Business can access up to €2 million of funding for a new training project where they co-invest, under the General Block Exemption Regulations (GBER) for Training Aid. Applications for the co-funded Training Project Grant under GBER work differently from applications to the existing scheme.
• Traders who are new to customs and who don’t plan to complete their own declarations can also apply for grants of up to £1,000 per organisation to support the cost of basic customs training. This will help traders understand what is involved in making customs declarations and can help them prepare for when they speak to an intermediary.
• Businesses with AEO status who are established in the UK for less than 12 months can also now access the grant scheme. This will encourage new entrants to the intermediary market.