Don’t miss the boat here. In September 2018 HM Treasury and HMRC announced a one-off investment of £8 million to support broker training and increased automation to help customs intermediaries and traders who complete, or intend to complete customs declarations post-Brexit.
Applications will close on 5 April 2019, or earlier once all the funding is allocated.
If your grant application is successful you can get up to 70% of training costs, up to a limit of £1,050 for each employee, if your business employs fewer than 50 people and has an annual turnover (or annual balance sheet total) of less than €10 million.
You can also get help on IT improvements where you might need to invest in equipment and/or software up to a figure of £170,000 (the maximum amount of state aid available).
VARTAN Consultancy can provide you with a One Day Course content programme and formal quote, where we can train up to 8 people at a time, at a cost of £1k per day, which concentrates on procedures for Customs entry and regimes including: Customs and the Customs tariff; the C88 and documentation; Duty/VAT calculation and payment; Customs regimes and controls; entry completion; Customs procedures and reporting. The training includes interactive exercises which will include tariff classification and interpretation of C88s and E2s.