HMRC provides tax and customs support to businesses that trade with Europe HMRC is offering advice about trading with Europe that will help businesses adapt to the changes to customs and tax rules, and avoid disruption when they move goods between the UK and Europe, or under the Northern Ireland Protocol.The government department is writing out to all UK based VAT-registered traders, as well as continuing to send weekly email updates to more than 170,000 customers.Katherine Green and Sophie Dean, Directors General, Borders and Trade, HMRC, said:We know how challenging it is for businesses to adapt to so many changes, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. And we appreciate how much traders have done already.Customs and tax rules are complex, and we understand customers working through them for the first time need more support. That’s why we launched the new SME Brexit Support Fund that can pay up to £2,000 for training or professional advice about customs and VAT, for businesses that are new to the importing and exporting rules, and we’ve also announced a six-month delay to the introduction of full import border controls, giving our customers more time to prepare and get to grips with the changes.We want our customers to know that HMRC is here to help. Our Customs and International Trade helpline has been expanded and we’ve extended our operating hours, while continuing to run regular live webinars that traders can join.HMRC also recommend that traders:decide if they want to delay import declarations or duty payments on goods moving between EU into Great Britainappoint a specialist to deal with import and export declarations. This is important, regardless of the amount or value of trade your business does with Europe. Most companies use a third party such as a freight forwarder or fast parcel operator to deal with this and do not make their customs declarations themselvesfind out whether they can claim the preferential rates of duty that were agreed in December’s cooperation and trade agreement between the UK and the EUcheck what support is available for moving goods through Northern Ireland /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, Brexit, Britain, business, Customs, Dean, EU, Europe, Government, Great Britain, International trade, Ireland, Katherine, pandemic, UK, UK Government
Billy Strings is one of the hottest emerging guitar players in the jamgrass/folk-rock scene at the moment. So it’s not much of a surprise than fans and fellow guitarists are wanting to know exactly what kind of arsenal the young musician uses on stage each night.Strings is the latest notable musician to star in his own episode of Rig Rundown, the online video series produced by Premier Guitar which gives fans an up-close look at the instruments and live gear used by today’s top guitar and bass players. The guitar-based media outlet caught up with Strings ahead of one of his recent performances at the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, where Strings obliged the cameras by showing the main axe and effects pedals which he uses to wow audiences night in and night out.Related: Billy Strings Releases New Track, “Away From The Mire”, Off Forthcoming ‘Home’ LPStrings begins the interview by showing off the main instruments he uses throughout his performances with the Preston Thompson handmade acoustic/electric guitar before turning the spotlight to his pedalboard. Watch the entire gear-focused interview with Strings on stage at The Ryman below.Rig Rundown – Billy Strings[Video: Premier Guitar]Strings continues his busy run of summer performances with all that gear of his as he builds up to the September 27th release of his next studio album, HOME. Strings’ next scheduled performance is that of his appearance at the Railbird Festival in Lexington, KY on Saturday, August 10th.Head to Strings’ website for tickets and tour info for his upcoming shows.[H/T Premier Guitar]
We posted this month’s Easton Charity Raffle dream bike from Caletti here, with some gorgeous photos. Now, with just a couple days left for this month’s contest, we’ve got this little video to spur your inner advocate. Want to enter the raffle? Click here. Wanna see more of John’s process? Check out our factory tour here!
Wind turbine manufacturer Senvion contracted Collett to assist with the unloading of the components at Scotland’s Scrabster port, plus storage and transport to the Sutherland site.13 vessels called at the port of Scrabster from Cambeltown, as well as from Portugal and Germany, carrying a total of 99 blades, 99 tower sections, 33 hubs and 33 nacelles.Collett, which stationed a team in Scotland for the duration of the project, explained that the operation was particularly challenging due to the 16-week deadline for all deliveries. With three deliveries planned per day, the entire operation involved seven tractor units and 18 trailers. As a result of the successful transport project, the 33 turbines at Strathy North are now under the final stages of construction and are expected to be operational by the end of 2015. www.collett.co.uk