Indirect Tax News - December 2019

Bespoke BDO customs training at zero cost to your business

Many businesses may not be aware that the UK government is offering grants to companies to cover customs training. BDO's dedicated Customs Duty team recently was successful in helping a client obtain 100% funding for training we provided them. Costs are fully covered under the grants, which means we can provide formal training to any number of participants at zero cost to you.

Grants provide funding for training that provides employees with skills to:

  • Complete customs declarations or other declarations required to complete customs processes in the UK or EU (such as safety and security declarations).
  • Manage customs processes and use customs software and systems.

Is your business eligible?

Businesses based in – or with a branch in – the UK can apply for such a grant. Businesses need to register by 17 January 2020 to make sure they meet the application deadline.

Our customs training programs cover all areas of customs planning and compliance for global businesses and are customised to fit your needs. The training will help fill current knowledge gaps and better prepare you for any possible outcome.

Customs training is worthwhile regardless of the Brexit outcome, as businesses have to be prepared for whatever happens and given the fact that the Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is undertaking a robust programme of customs audits across the UK.

Our team would be happy to help with wording and team information biographies for your application.

Don't miss this opportunity for tailored customs training delivered by BDO at no cost to your organisation. Contact our team to book your training or to find out more about the grant program.

Håkan Henningsson

Juliet Wallwork