Industry Brexit Forum – videos and useful links

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Many thanks to the MIA and PLASA members who came to London last Friday for the Brexit Forum. We had a great event with some top quality speakers. Today, we are proud to bring you 4 videos which allow you to view the Welcome and Introductions and the 3 panels: Economics, Logistics and People in full! 

After the videos, please read on for some important updates, information and links to help you prepare for Brexit.

You can also find these videos on our YouTube Channel and in the Brexit Box on the MIA Website.

Quote of the day from MIA Members, Graham Russell Drums: “I learnt more about Brexit in 3 hours than I have in the last 3 years!”

Here, we have a host of new links that may help you to prepare for Brexit and even to access government grants to offset the cost!:

1) There is now a Government Brexit Helpline on 0300 2000 900 

2) Here is the link to the government’s page where any business (that fills in or will have to fill in customs declarations) can apply for one, two or three grants for Staff, Training and IT equipment to run customs related software: gov.uk/guidance/grants-for-businesses-that-complete-customs-declarations (Many thanks to Sontronics for the information)

3) Here are the details of the grant funding that is available for training and education via the Institute of Export. MIA Member BBICO have used this training resource quite extensively to their benefit. They have also managed to get the grant funding, so we know it works!

Grant funding available for training and education…

Make sure you don’t miss out on the grant funding currently available for businesses to help train staff in making customs declarations.

The grant will give you up to 100% of the cost of training for your employees, up to a limit of £2,250 for each course.

The Institute offers a range of one-day training courses, which this grant funding will be applicable against:

The grant funding can also be used to cover the cost international trade qualifications…

This means that you will get the full cost covered for anyone wishing to study:

Level 3 Certificate in International Trade

And you will get £2,250 paid towards the cost of:

If you are considering studying for an international trade qualification, now is the time to do it!

If you would like to study for an international trade qualification and claim grant funding, please email course.enquiries@export.org.uk so that they can confirm the level that you should study at. They will then send you a proforma invoice for you to use in the grant application.

4) And, we have here some new links that the DCMS have just sent us following the Brexit Forum:

Here are two new gov.uk web-pages that were mentioned at the event:

Preparing for no deal if you work in Arts, Culture or Heritage compiles all of the Government’s relevant advice for our sectors so far.

That page also links to the Touring Europe if there’s no Brexit deal page, which provides an annotated bibliography of all of the relevant government advice published so far, covering the touring of items and goods, and people.

There is also the Preparing for no deal Brexit if you work in tourism page, which may be of interest.

In addition, here is the Government’s no deal readiness report, published this week, which details in full the preparations in place for a no deal Brexit.

So, we will keep you updated as things progress, and all relevant links will be in the “Brexit Box” on the MIA website.