HMG Brexit announcements
Amongst the various Government announcements about Brexit, the following two announcements are in particular interest to the freight forwarding/customs intermediary sector.
Her Majesty’s Government Helpline
The HMG Helpline has now gone live, the number is 0300 3301 331. Government is encouraging forwarders to direct their customers to using this service and provide feedback.
Customs Grant Schemes
Additional funding has been announced to assist the Customs Intermediary sector to prepare for Brexit. The three areas covered are:
- Employee Training
- IT Improvements
There is £16 million of grants to cover training and IT improvements, plus an additional £10million available to cover the direct and indirect costs of recruitment.
Additional information can be found at https://www.customsintermediarygrant.co.uk/