PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and HMRC have published a very useful website to provide information and assistance on the ongoing Customs Grant Schemes.

The site includes an excellent FAQ page which covers the availability and the history of the schemes in some depth.

You can find the PWC website FAQ page here.

In summary, businesses that complete customs declarations now have until 31 January 2021 to apply for grant funding to help them increase their capacity to do so. Whilst the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, we are now in a transition period that lasts until 31 December 2020. During this time there will be no change to the way businesses trade with the EU. However, HMRC’s recommendation to businesses is that they begin preparing now for future customs arrangements from 1 January 2021.

If you are a grant holder looking for a customs training provider, we can design a training package specifically for your business. Contact us for more details.