£2,000 grants for Brexit-related training or professional advice announced
The Government has announced the launch of a £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund, intended to help SMEs with the new rules that apply to trading with the EU following the end of the Brexit transition period.
The fund offers grants worth up to £2,000 to...
What you need to know about the end of the Northern Ireland grace period
It was today revealed that the European Commission is unlikely to accept the Government’s proposition of a two-year extension to the Northern Ireland grace period.
With reports suggesting that the Union will consider a three-to-six-month extension at best, what does this mean for businesses transporting goods...
Brexit Guide 12 February 2021
For information on Brexit, trade and VAT please read our guide to the new rules.
VAT after Brexit: what you need to know
Following the end of the transition period on 1 January 2021, many businesses are taking on the challenge of overseas accounting for the first time.
To support your business, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we’ve received over the past month.
Is VAT applicable on...
“Act now” to keep your business moving overseas
The UK Government has urged businesses to “act now” to keep their business moving overseas in 2021.
To help the Government has outlined “six key actions” businesses must take, so we have summarised them below:
To continue to import or export goods from the EU, you must...
Government extends agricultural visa scheme to fill jobs left by EU workers
The UK Government has tripled the number of workers employers can recruit from overseas to work on UK farms in 2021, it has been revealed.
Under the Seasonal Workers Pilot, 30,000 visas are now available to overseas talent seeking agricultural and horticultural work for a period...
The post-Brexit Agreement – what this means for you and your business
There are more than 1,000 pages of the post-Brexit trade agreement under scrutiny at the moment.
From the initial review, these are the key points you may wish to consider which may affect you and your business as we start 2021.
From 1 January 2021, the process...
Brexit trade deal negotiations continue as businesses warned to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario
Sunday’s deadline for reaching a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and EU came and went as both sides committed to continue negotiating ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period at 11pm UK time on 31 December 2020.
The decision to keep negotiations open...
Government launches new export finance guarantee scheme
The Government has launched a new export finance guarantee scheme, targeted at SME exporters.
The General Export Facility scheme will provide an 80 per cent Government guarantee on financial support of up to “around £25 million” from lenders to support the general costs of exporting.
How can your business prepare for customs and VAT after Brexit?
We are now less than one month away until the UK officially leaves the European Union. For businesses, this means new processes, protocols and procedures.
In this blog, we are going to explore how your business can approach just two of these issues: customs and VAT.
Preparing for Brexit – A Guide for Businesses
Brexit is one of the most significant changes to the British business community in more than half a century and will fundamentally alter the UK’s position in the global economy.
On 31 December 2020, the Brexit transition period will end, bringing many changes to the free...
Is your business ready for the challenges of the end of the Brexit transition period?
Run through our Brexit questionnaire for your business to find out.
Access it here
Access to European Union VAT refund system to end on 31 March 2021, HMRC confirms
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that access to the European Union VAT refund system for expenses incurred before 01 January 2021 will cease on 31 March 2021.
After this date, UK businesses wishing to claim a VAT refund will have to do so manually...
Brexit: How to claim grant funding to help cover the costs of completing new customs declarations
If you are a business who imports or exports products overseas, you may be entitled to grant funding to cover the cost of recruiting, training and adapting your business to the new demands of global trade.
The grant funding scheme comes ahead of the end of...
VAT after the Brexit transition
One of the key issues to consider before and after the Brexit transition period ends is VAT. Much of the UK’s current VAT rules and regulations are derived from EU VAT directives or existing customs arrangements.
This has ensured that the UK’s VAT rules are in-sync...