Good news in the Budget but Brexit still a worry, says BIFA

BIFA says it welcomes some of the Chancellor’s announcements in Wednesday’s Budget, but that it was overshadowed by the ongoing uncertainty over the shape that Brexit from the EU is taking.Director general Robert Keen said: “We welcome the news that the planned increase in fuel duty has been scrapped, and also the further funding for apprenticeships and training, as we encourage our members to recruit youngsters into the sector.”He added ... [+]

More time to apply for HMRC training funds

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 ... [+]

Businesses fail to prepare for No Deal Brexit, says Customs

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning that many traders have failed to take steps that will enable them to continue trading after a No Deal Brexit. In guidance to business on how to prepare, published on 28 February, it is urging companies to register for an Economic Operator and Registration ... [+]

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