Furlough scheme (CJRS) extended through November

In line with the latest “lockdown” measures announced by Boris Johnson on Saturday the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended for the month of November. Employees who are furloughed by their employers can continue to receive 80% of their current salary for hours not worked. Together with the extension of the furlough scheme further economic support has also been announced.

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Additional support for businesses affected by coronavirus disruption

In a much welcomed announcement on 22 October, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, revealed a collection of changes and enhancements to the Job Support Scheme Scheme (JSS), the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and the Local Restriction Support Grants (LRSG). The changes will re-establish more realistic support for businesses adversely affected by COVID-19 disruption.

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Customs declarations and grants for training

If your business completes customs declarations You can apply for 3 grants to help your business complete customs declarations for recruitment, training and IT improvements.

HMRC have extended the deadline for customs training funding. Applications are open until 30 June 2021 (or until all funding is allocated)

The funding can be used towards helping businesses train staff in making customs declarations.

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Moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland

If you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Trader Support Service will guide you through any changes due to the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
The Northern Ireland Protocol comes into force on 1 January 2021. There will be changes to the way goods move between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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UK Tariffs from 1 January 2021

From 1 January 2021, the UK will apply a UK-specific tariff to imported goods.  
This UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff, which applies until 31 December 2020.

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