CDS programme ‘months behind schedule’

The programme for the new Customs Declaration System (CDS) is running seriously behind time, warn industry software experts. CDS was due to replace HM Revenue & Customs ageing 'CHIEF' system early next year, but testing facilities that should have been made available at the end of July had still not been fully deployed at the time of writing in mid-October, and there is a risk of the programme slipping still further ... [+]

Descartes hails first CDS declaration

Descartes says that it the first successful declarations submitted via HMRC’s new CDS system had been carried out using its e-Customs system, on 3 September. Descartes says it has been working closely with HMRC to prepare their first trader for making the first declaration using the Chief replacement and was now ... [+]

CDS success is vital says tax firm – updated

Implementation of HMRC’s Customs Declaration Service (CDS) programme is absolutely vital, warns Brad Ashton, customs and international trade partner at audit and tax firm RSM following the launch of the first software release for the new system. He said: ‘It’s hard to overestimate the importance of this project for HMRC – ... [+]

CDS risks remain, says National Audit Office

Risks remain to the delivery of HM Revenue & Customs new CDS computer system, said the National Audit Office in a progress updated published on 28 June, although it acknowledges that progress has been made. CDS (Customs Declaration Service) is HMRC’s replacement for the Chief computer system which is being implemented ... [+]

Chief to be deposed in August

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) said it would begin a phased launch of Customs Declaration Service (CDS) - the replacement for its Chief computer system - in August 2018. All declarations should take place on CDS from early 2019. However, Chief will continue to run for a time to aid the ... [+]

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