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How stock holding and inflation will affect your cash flow

If your business processes materials or assembles goods for sale it will usually need to keep a stock of items to ensure that future sales can be met.

Taking goods abroad to sell?

You must declare goods that you take with you to sell outside the UK (e.g. if they are in your baggage or in a private vehicle). There is a different process if you take goods abroad temporarily (e.g. samples for a trade fair) or use a courier or freight forwarder.  

How to import goods into the UK

If you are new to the import process this beginners check list will provide you with what you need to do.

Customs changes from 1 January 2021

Many smaller businesses will not have the resources to train and employ their own customs clearance staff in which case you may have to consider using a customs agent or broker.