HM Revenue & Customs

Completing Customs Import Declaration

The government has advised that the UK Transition period ends in 46 days. If your business trades with other countries from Europe or you represent a business who does, from 1‌‌‌ ‌January you’ll need to be prepared for these changes.

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The government understands that these are challenging times, but it is important to make sure that your business is ready for these new rules.

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To help you prepare for these changes and give you the latest information we’re inviting you to join our live webinar.

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During the webinar we’ll provide a run through of the key new processes – import declarations, simplified declarations, supplementary declarations, preparing to make them, making import declarations without authorisation, and delayed import declarations.

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You can also ask questions using the on-screen text box.

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Please register to take part and make sure you’re prepared for the end of the transition period.

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Significant grant funding for businesses to be delivered via local authorities

Businesses in England to receive £2.2 billion to see them through national restrictions.

  • Grants of £2.2 billion to be distributed to businesses across England by councils
  • support aimed at businesses that have been required to close restrictions, with local authorities given extra cash to help other businesses at their discretion
  • package builds on £200 billion already provided to support jobs, incomes and businesses since the start of the pandemic

Businesses will benefit from 2 grant schemes: one for businesses that have had to close, and another scheme for further business support as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, helping support people’s jobs and livelihoods and protect communities.

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For further information please click here.

Local Restrictions Support Grant

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) supports businesses that have been required to close due to temporary local restrictions. Eligible businesses are entitled to a cash grant from their local council for each 14 day period they are closed.

  • business owners will receive £1,334 per 4 weeks if they have a rateable value below £15,000
  • they will receive £2,000 per 4 weeks if they have a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • they will receive £3,000 per 4 weeks if they have a rateable value above £51,000

Check if you’re eligible for the coronavirus Local Restrictions Support Grant (for closed businesses) here.

Additional Restrictions Grant

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) supports businesses that are not covered by other grant schemes or where additional funding is needed.

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The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provides local councils with grant funding to support closed businesses that do not directly pay business rates as well as businesses that do not have to close but which are impacted.

In addition, larger grants can be given than those made through LRSG (Closed).

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Check if you’re eligible for the coronavirus Additional Restrictions Grant (for closed businesses) here.

Please view the Local Restrictions Support Grant & Additional Restrictions Grant via Bracknell Forest Council here.

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