15 Feb 2021
The Government has announced a £20 million support package for small businesses (SMEs) to mitigate some of the time and costs caused by the new Brexit rules.
Michael Gove has announced the SME Brexit Support Fund to help small and medium-sized businesses when trading with the European Union. The funding has been made available to help companies tackle new customs, rules of origin, and VAT rules when conducting business with the bloc.
SMEs that trade solely with the EU are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to £2,000 per trader to help pay for support, training, and professional advice to maintain effective trading.
Funds will be delivered through the pre-existing Customs Grant Scheme and will be open for applications from SMEs next month.
Currently you can apply for grants to help your business with customs declarations.
You can apply to get funding for:
- recruitment, training and IT to help your business to complete customs declarations.
- co-funded training project to help your business complete customs declarations.
- trader-training to understand customs.
For further information on the Customs Grant Scheme see HERE.