Customs brokers and traders are being urged to apply for grants to support training and IT under a new £8 million government scheme.
The one-off investment is designed to support broker training and increase automation to increase capacity in the sector ahead of Brexit in March 2019.
HMRC has been working with training provider Knowledge Pool to increase the number of courses available in the short term, as well as the development of new courses.
Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mel Stride, said: “Following extensive engagement with the customs intermediaries sector, we have listened to their concerns about how they will satisfy the extra demand for customs broker services.
“I’m really pleased we are investing £8 million to support the sector and help them expand their capacity as we prepare to leave the EU on 29 March 2019.”
Applications will close on 5 April 2019, or earlier once all the funding is allocated.
PwC is administering the grants on behalf of HMRC.
For more information and/or to apply, click here
Posted on: December 10th 2018