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HMRC adds year to life of Trader Support Service

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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has extended the life of the Trader Support Service (TSS) by a year until the end of December 2023.

The decision to maintain the digital platform, which was launched in 2020 to support businesses in moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, has come amid continued uncertainty around future details of the post-Brexit trade agreement with the EU.

HMRC said that more than 47,000 businesses have signed up to the TSS to navigate the changes in the way that goods are moved. It provides guidance and training to help them understand what the Northern Ireland Protocol means to them, and support in completing digital declarations without having to purchase specialist software.

“The government is committed to ensuring traders are supported throughout 2023 to meet the requirements of moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, including tailoring this support in response to the changes the government is seeking to make to the Northern Ireland Protocol,” HMRC said.

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