HMRC’s Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system is being replaced by the Customs Declaration Service (CDS). The last day to make import declarations through CHIEF was 30 September 2022. CHIEF was due to be closed for export declarations from 30 November 2023 (extended from the original date of 31 March 2023). However, HMRC have now announced that the deadline has been further extended, with a phased approach to implementation.
HMRC have launched a ‘one-to-many’ letter campaign aimed at energy suppliers, regarding the reduced VAT rate for supplies of fuel and power. HMRC are asking that suppliers review their systems and processes for accounting for VAT, to ensure they are accounting for VAT in line with HMRC’s published guidance.
HMRC have issued a reminder to businesses selling goods from Great Britain into Northern Ireland that the UK Internal Market Scheme (UKIMS) will replace the UK Trader Scheme (UKTS) from 30 September 2023. The UK Internal Market Scheme will continue to enable registered traders to move goods in line with existing ‘not at risk’ arrangements.