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8 Dec 2022

Four in ten Britons dream of starting their own small business, with bookshops the most popular choice, according to new research by American Express Shop Small.

7 Dec 2022

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6 Dec 2022

The BBC has published comprehensive analysis of Ordnance Survey data that reveals the full extent of changes to Britain's High Streets after two years of Covid lockdowns and trading...

30 Nov 2022

Cycling UK has published its annual 100 Women in Cycling 2022 list celebrating inspirational women in cycling.

30 Nov 2022

Cycling in London has increased by 40% since the start of the pandemic, including a near-doubling of journeys by bike at the weekend, according to the newly published annual Travel in London...

29 Nov 2022

The Business Secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced that businesses are to be given a further two years to apply new product safety marking.

29 Nov 2022

A new survey of 2,000 British cyclists, which is part of a wider European report, claims that only just over a quarter of people in the UK think their local cycling infrastructure has improved...

28 Nov 2022

VOLT announces its new insurance collaboration with LAKA, three-time winners of the Best Cycle Insurance Provider category at the Insurance Choice Awards and pioneers of the ‘collective...

24 Nov 2022

According to a new survey, Cambridge is the best in the country for independent shopping to support small businesses. The study found that many of the city's small businesses turned out to be...

22 Nov 2022

Groups of independent retailers in York are to receive a £25,000 funding boost to help with promotion during the Christmas trading period and to attract more customers in 2023.

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New helpline for retailers trading in the European Union

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Political News

The containerGovernment has launched a new Export Support Service to help UK businesses get answers to practical questions about exporting to Europe.

The service is a 'one-stop shop' and brings together UK government information, making it easier for exporters to access advice and support.

Retailers can also access the Customs and International trade helpline on 0300 322 9434. The helpline is open from 8am to 10pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 4pm on weekends.

Retailers can also register for webinars explaining the existing guidance on importing and exporting to the EU.

  • 5th Nov 9.45am-10.45am or 15th Nov 11.45am-12.45pm: Importing - steps you need to take before making your supplementary declaration - get advice on how to make a supplementary declaration and how intermediaries can help. Register now.
  • 8th Nov 11.45am-12.45pm: Customs Import Declarations an overview - of the whole declarations process. Register now.
  • 3rd Nov 3.45pm-4.45pm or 19th Nov 11.45pm-12.45pm: Exporting - what you need to do to keep your goods moving - covering zero-rated VAT, customs declarations, using an intermediary as well as licences, certificates, and authorisations. Register now.
  • 9th Nov 9.45am-10.45am: Trader responsibilities when using an intermediary - your responsibilities if using an intermediary to complete import or export declarations. Register now.
  • Importing food and drink, and animal products from the EU to Great Britain - DEFRA webinars about upcoming changes and how to register and use the import system IPAFFS (Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System). Register here .

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