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.

You can find full details of the scheme on the BIFA website and the application process itself on GOV.UK

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.