Government has today announced availability of a new fund for helping businesses train staff in making customs declarations, and to help businesses who support others to trade goods to invest in IT. Companies that already complete customs declarations or are seeking to do so can apply for funding to scale up or improve their IT capacity and for training on the new systems. Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Jesse Norman MP said: “Brexit takes place on 31 October and we urge all businesses to make the necessary preparations to be fully ready. The government has doubled the support available, so that thousands more customs experts are on hand to help businesses on and after Brexit day.” Interested parties should register at www.customsintermediarygrant.co.uk. As the leading UK freight industry IT specialist, Albacore are available to provide quotations for all aspects of the IT solutions that can be claimed, and offer assistance to new and existing customers in the grant application process.