Brexit Resilience Fund
The Welsh Government has launched a £1m Brexit Resilience Fund, available to Welsh businesses, to help them adapt to the changes in a post-Brexit Welsh economy. Administered by Business Wales, businesses can apply for funding of between £10,000 and £100,000, up to 50% of project costs.
The Brexit Resilience Fund aims to:
- Develop capacity
- Improve processes
- Retain competitiveness
- Safeguard jobs
- Guarantee the trade flows between Wales and the rest of the world
You must be based in Wales and have been trading for a year or more. You'll need to register with Business Wales and complete their Brexit Toolkit.
Funding for customs declaration training
Importers/exporters who will need to complete customs declarations can apply for funding for training. It's called the Customs Intermediaries Grant Scheme and £2m of this is available to upskill staff to complete their own declarations. If you use, or plan to use, an intermediary they can also apply for some of a pot of £3m available for IT investment. Applications are open now until 5 April 2019 or the funding runs out - whichever is sooner - so apply ASAP! You can register and apply online.
Scottish Government Brexit Support Grant
The Support Grant provides £2000-4000 to SMEs in Scotland to manage the impacts of Brexit on businesses. It can be used for:
- Brexit impact scenario planning
- Legal and contractual issues
- Modelling cashflow
- Modelling impact of changing customs/tariffs/VAT
- Exploring supply chain issues and opportunities
- Reviewing and optimising transport or logistics arrangements
- Costs incurred in acquiring AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) status
- Human resource issues
- Cost of (up to two employees) attending training courses relating to any of the above topics if your company is also undertaking complementary activity
- Air travel from Scotland to international markets to react to supplier and/or customer issuesdirectly relating to Brexit
- Air travel withinthe UK if the companyis ina remote location (e.g. the outlying Scottish islands) and/or if travel to the location of the eligible activity necessitates travel via a UK travel hub
If you're in Wales, we've previously published information about the Welsh Government's Brexit Resilience Fund.
- Brexit Bulletins Catch up with all our Brexit Bulletins so far.
- Importing and Exporting All the latest information on tariffs and non-tariff barriers – if you import or export you’ll find helpful resources here.
- Northern Ireland Based in Northern Ireland, find more information here.
- No-deal scenario Leaving the EU without a deal is unlikely, but - just in case - here’s what will happen in print-relevant areas.
- Employment Do you have staff from the EU? Here’s what you - and they - need to know.
- Running your business Your customers may be checking their supply chains and some of you report back that you're also putting in the ground work to ensure continuity of service.
- Other resources Everyone’s talking about Brexit. We’ve pulled together some of the more interesting publications out there.
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