Apply For SME Brexit Support Fund
Many businesses will be affected by post – Brexit and the changes in the trading environment whereby the UK will not automatically be part of any of any trade deal the EU enters into with another country.
The government has announced that they will make available an additional £20m through the Brexit Support Fund to help businesses adjust and adapt to the changes in trade rules with the EU. Businesses can apply for up to £2,000 to get advice and support for import and export through two different types of grants:
- Grant for Training – this must be training related to how to complete custom declarations, how to manage customs processes and use customs software & specific import & export related topics such as VAT, excise. The training must be delivered externally either in person or virtually and can be provided by any suitably trained qualified trainer.
- Grant for Professional Advice – this must be directly related to consultancy advice to ensure your business can meet its HMRC obligations in respect of customs, excise, VAT relating to import/export etc.
Your business must also complete import or export declarations internally for its own goods or use someone else to complete the declarations as long as the business has the capability to effectively import and export.
The grants are being administered for HMRC by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). To register for a grant click here. Applications for the grants must be received by 30th June 2021 and may close earlier if the allocated funding expires before this date.