More funds for customs decs

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is to provide a further £10 million in grants for customs agents and intermediaries to build capacity in managing declarations. It follows the £5 million made available from December 2018 and £16 million in September 2019 to build capacity ahead of, or after, Brexit on 31 October, alongside the additional training and IT support already available. The further £10 million in grants is open to businesses based ... [+]

Lack of cash ‘putting customs service at risk’

Funding cuts are threatening the ability of HM Revenue and Customs do do its job of protecting government revenue, warns Peter MacSwiney. Lack of money is inhibiting the service's ability to keep proper control of cargo, and fraudsters would prosper as a result, he says. Already, there is a growing disconnect ... [+]

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