Please find below a message from HMRC (received via the CIOT) about the COVID-19-related deferral of import VAT and customs duty (businesses can defer payment due next on 15 April). Urgent action needs to be taken as set out below if you wish to take advantage.
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, has written a letter to those working in manufacturing.
Find out what changes may affect your existing authorisation to use customs procedures or other facilitations.
To support businesses that remain open during this period in England, the government has published additional guidance to assist employers, businesses and their staff in staying open safely during coronavirus (COVID-19).
The guidance for employees, employers and businesses has been updated with guidance on use of face masks in the community. The UK does not currently advise use of face masks outside of care settings, in line with PPE guidance.
The following update contains information for employers on employing EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK, covering: right to work checks, the EU Settlement Scheme and the UK’s new immigration system.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) introduced the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) in August 2018 to replace the existing Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system.