Serious threat to UK customs duty revenue as backlog of declarations grows

Source: The Loadstar

UK Customs is “looking down the barrel of a potential nightmare” as a delay on the requirement to submit declarations nears its end and the country still lacks sufficient resources to cover the backlog.

HMRC announced it would provide a six-month (175-day) delay on declarations for goods imported 1 January-1 July, but with the first batch of delayed declarations due on 25 June, concerns have been raised over the country’s capacity to process them.

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