If you are a business who completes customs declarations or a customs intermediary, you can apply for 3 grants to help your business complete customs declarations, in preparation for the UK leaving the EU.
hiring new staff to help your business complete customs declarations IT improvements to help your business complete customs declarations more efficiently, you can get funding for:
hiring new staff to help your business complete customs declarations and IT improvements to help your business complete customs declarations more efficiently.
Who can apply?
Your business must:
be established in, or have a branch in the UK when the grant is paid to you not have previously failed to meet its tax obligations – we’ll check our records to decide if we can offer your business a grant
You can apply for just one of the grants, or all of them.
To apply for the grant, your business must:
currently complete customs declarations on behalf of importers and exporters have been established in the UK for at least 12 months
To apply for the training grant, your business must either:
complete customs declarations for yourself or someone else (or intend to in the future)import from, or export to the EU and complete customs declarations (or intend to complete customs declarations in the future)
IT improvements grant
To apply for the IT improvements grant, your business must:
currently complete customs declarations for importers and exporters have 250 employees or fewer have an annual turnover of less than €50 million
Amounts of funding available
The grant will give you £3,000 for each employee.
You could also get up to £10,000 for any employee you recruit before 31 January 2020, to cover up to 3 months’ salary.
You will receive the funding for recruitment costs and 50% of the eligible salary costs upfront. The remaining 50% of salary costs will be paid when the employee has been in post for one month.
The grant will give you up to 100% of the cost of training for your employees, up to a limit of £2,250 for each course.
It will also cover the cost of training you run internally, up to a limit of £250 for each employee on the course.
The grant will give you up to 200,000 euros (the maximum amount of state aid available).
If you wish to register and guidance on how to apply for the grant, please visit the UK's Government website here