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Covid-19  Reminder - HMRC webinars:  

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme webinar, which includes:

  • who can claim 
  • who you can claim for 
  • how to calculate what you can claim
  • how to make a claim.
  • Claims for March are now closed, but if you find you need to make a change because you didn’t claim enough you can do this until Wed?nesday ?28 ?April.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Webinar. Get the latest information on: 

  • who can claim 
  • who you can claim for 
  • how to make a claim 
  • what you may be entitled to, and more.



HMRC Webinars and videos for organisations that trade with the EU

Sign up for webinars and watch videos about trading with the EU, and for moving goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain: ‘Moving Goods into, out of, or through Northern Ireland’.

List of customs agents and fast parcel operators- The list of customs agents and the list of fast parcel operators have been updated.


Statement following the meeting between Lord Frost and Vice President Šef?ovi?: 16 April 2021: Statement following the recent meeting between Lord Frost and Vice President Šef?ovi? in Brussels

UK-EEA EFTA Separation Agreement: Joint Committee: This page contains information on the Separation Agreement Joint Committee.

Apply for a grant to help small and medium-sized businesses new to importing or exporting- Eligibility guidance has been updated

VAT on overseas goods sold to UK customers

VAT and overseas goods sold directly to customers in the UK: Information about VAT and goods returned to you has been added.

VAT and overseas goods sold to customers in the UK using online marketplaces  - Information added on when online marketplaces must make checks on overseas sellers and VAT on returned goods

Net Zero event for small businesses in Northern Ireland

BEIS is holding an event in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Office and the Federation of Small Businesses Northern Ireland - "Your business journey to Net Zero".

The event will take place virtually on Thursday 29 April from 10:00-16:20.

The event content is aimed at small and medium-sized businesses in Northern Ireland and will facilitate understanding of practical steps for SMEs who wish to embark on their own Net Zero journey; the event also seeks to help businesses consider the opportunities stemming from the transition to a low carbon economy.  There will be multiple presentations and interaction with leaders on this subject. 

For more detail about the event and content, please go to the following site, which also includes registration details:

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