Harwood Hutton welcomes the announcement of a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) adjust to new customs, rules of origin and VAT rules when trading with the EU.
SMEs who trade only with the EU and are therefore new to importing and exporting processes will be able to apply for grants of up to £2,000 for each trader to pay for practical support including training and professional advice to ensure they can continue trading effectively with the EU.
Through our head of Customs and VAT Michael Ashdown, Harwood Hutton offers exactly the kind of support the Government is prepared to underwrite.
The fund will be administered through the pre-existing Customs Grant Scheme and will open for applications in March, in time for the new import controls coming into force between April and July.
To register your interest in our training service, or for general guidance on VAT and Customs issues, contact Michael Ashdown on 01494 739500 or via his profile page on our website
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