VARTAN joins UKWA

We are proud to announce that VARTAN is now an Associate Member of Britain’s leading logistics sector trade organisation – the United Kingdom Warehousing Association…

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Brexit stress

We are all being affected by the delays to Brexit and the uncertainties ahead, so it’s vital that mental health issues in the workplace are not overlooked…

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DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme

The DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme, implemented in June 2019, uses compliance to help transport operators enjoy a reduced burden of enforcement…

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HSE Dust Inspections

Firms across Great Britain are to be targeted in a new series of inspections focusing on dust control by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

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Are you thinking the unthinkable?

What should we be doing to protect our supply chain during Brexit? The answer is to design a strategy that addresses yours and your customers’ requirements

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UK No-Deal preparations

Are you prepared for Brexit?Preparation for a ‘Hard-Brexit’ is essential to ensure that your company is ready to keep trade disruption to a minimum.The UK Government are recommending that the following ‘No-Deal’ preparations are considered before the 31st...

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Accounting for import VAT in the event of No Deal

If the UK leaves the EU with no deal, from 11pm UK time on 31 October 2019, businesses registered for VAT in the UK will be able to account for import VAT on their VAT return rather than pay when, or soon after, the goods arrive at the UK...

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Time is running out to apply for Customs Training Grants

HMRC has issued an update regarding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and the upcoming deadline for companies to apply for training grants that enable them to complete customs declarations and other key trade processes.Though the grant scheme...

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HMRC extends deadline for customs training funding

The deadline for applications for a government initiative to help businesses prepare for EU Exit has been extended to 31 May 2019. This will enable more businesses to benefit from the investment available and provide more time for applications.The funding...

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Do you need to update your drugs and alcohol policy?

Employers have many responsibilities to their staff, especially when it comes to keeping them safe in the workplace. Legislation dictates many of the practices which take place within the UK’s businesses, but there is a grey area when it comes to alcohol...

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Trailer registration is now in force

If you're using a trailer abroad after 28 March 2019, you will need to register it through DVLAs Register your trailer to take it abroad service.The trailer registration scheme comes into force on 28 March 2019 as a result of the UK ratifying the UN 1968...

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Platform Lifts safety alert

HSE have recently issued a new safety alert about Platform Lifts (also known as Vertical Lifting Platforms) and the risks of falls from height to employees or members of the public. HSE is aware of a number of incidents involving tampering with safety...

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Trouw Nutrition awarded full AEO status

Project Managed by VARTAN, nutritional products and services provider Trouw Nutrition GB have been awarded Authorised Economic Operator - FULL (or AEOF) accreditation, thereby reducing their customs and supply chain risk. This means a major part of the...

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Phased approach for Entry Summary Declarations

The government has this week announced plans to phase in for EU imports the pre-arrival forms known as Entry Summary Declarations, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.Officials on Monday (18th February) held a series of meetings with organisations who...

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