Brexit update – webinar, online tool and grants

Sep 09, 2019

Last week HMRC was awarded a total settlement of £4.1 billion from HM Treasury for 2020/21, including £382 million for work on Brexit. Work on Brexit has ramped up recently with numerous important updates now being published on a daily basis. We recommend you sign up for updates if you haven’t already done so and keep up to date by reading our latest Brexit bulletin.  

The UK Government has also announced that £16 million will go towards support for businesses and fund the training of thousands of customs experts for trading post-Brexit. The Irish Government has already launched the Clear Customs initiative to help businesses and intermediaries develop the capacity to complete customs administration post-Brexit. 

A get ready for Brexit tool has also been published which is intended to assist businesses and individuals to navigate to the content that is relevant to them to prepare for leaving the EU on 31 October. 

The UK Government’s latest message is that the UK will be leaving the EU on 31 October whatever the circumstances. When the UK leaves the EU there will be immediate changes to the way UK businesses trade with the EU that may impact your business. HMRC are holding live “Getting Ready for Brexit” webinars on various dates and times starting tomorrow, Tuesday 10 September. Choose a date and time that suits you to take part.  

This live webinar provides an overview for UK businesses involved in the movement of goods between the EU and the UK. Find out what you need to know to keep importing and exporting, including: 

  • why it’s important to apply for an Economic Operator Registration and Identification number (EORI);
  • what Transitional Simplified Procedures are;
  • how to prepare to make customs declarations;
  • what Entry Summary Declarations are; and
  • how to pay the correct Customs Duty and VAT. 

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar using the on-screen text box.

HMRC will also provide useful links to regularly updated information at the end of the webinar.

HMRC has also published updated Regulations and legislation guidance necessary to ensure the UK’s Customs, VAT and Excise regimes will function in a no-deal Brexit.