Brexit ready? Practical steps for business


Grants and discounts available for BPMA members

BPMA members can access special deals on courses that help will help them to upskill in readiness for the 29th March. The courses are organised by the Institute of Export & International Trade in association with HMRC.

Lesley Batchelor, director general of the IOE, and a speaker at the BPMA’s Brexit seminar in Farnborough in September, said that the Institute had been asked to put on an extra 84 courses in the next three months to cater for the need within business. “According to the Institute of Government, there are 180,000 businesses that only deal with the EU and have not ever used or availed themselves of documentation for international trade. These businesses are, obviously, going to need to find out quickly how to complete the necessary procedures,” she said.

A one-day training course, Customs Procedures and Documentation, is being run at various locations and around the UK in March and April. It will start to help businesses complete the documentation and ensure that they are compliant with the information that they need to supply to their agents or transport companies.

The course is £399+VAT but BPMA members can get it for £299+VAT. Companies may also be eligible for government funding covering up to 70% of the cost of this course and others run by the IOE. Contact the IOE for further information – export.org.uk.

The Customs Procedures and Documentation is running in the following dates in March. Check export.org.uk for details and April dates:

Training Courses
4 March – Edinburgh
5 March – Bristol, Aston
7 March – London, Manchester, Glasgow
8 March – Warrington
11 March – Belfast, Gateshead
12 March – Bristol, Warrington, Birmingham
13 March – Leamington Spa, Aston
14 March – Gateshead, Reading
15 March – Bridgend
18 March – Belfast
19 March – Bristol, Aston, Warrington, London, Glasgow
20 March – Edinburgh, Gateshead
22 March - Warrington
25 March – Warrington
26 March – London, Leamington Spa, Belfast
27 March – Warrington, Aston
28 March – Reading
29 March – Gateshead
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:00 AM