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More time to apply for HMRC training funds

[ April 8, 2019   //   ]

HMRC has extended the deadline for companies to apply for £8 million of customs training funding to 31 May. The original closing date for applications was 5 April.
The funding supports customs intermediaries and traders in completing customs declarations, and can be used to help meet the costs of employee training and IT improvements.
Treasury Minister, Mel Stride MP, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, said:
“We are doing everything we can to get businesses ready for the UK leaving the EU, however businesses also need to take action themselves to prepare.
“There is help available – we have provided funding to support businesses with customs processes, and we are now extending the deadline to 31 May 2019 giving more time for applications.
“We have already received over 300 applications, and I’d urge businesses to apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out.”