Start to Plan - advice and support worth £2000/€2250
Are you a business looking to navigate your way through Brexit and are unsure what to do next? InterTradeIreland offers 100% financial support up to £2000/€2250 (inclusive of VAT) towards professional advice in relation to Brexit matters. This support can help your business get advice on specific issues such as movement of labour, goods, services and currency management.
1. Are you eligible?
Applications must be from an SME (250 employees or less) and Turnover < €50M (￡ equivalent);
The business must have a satisfactory trading record (we reserve the right to request submission of Financial Accounts for the business);
The assistance requested must relate to a Brexit issue;
Companies based in Ireland must submit a valid tax clearance access number along with this application form.
Note: There are certain exclusions in line with specific State Aid guidelines, such as primary agriculture – please contact the Brexit Team at InterTradeIreland for further information.
The Voucher is provided under the European Commission Regulation on De Minimis Aid as stated in the documentation for the Brexit Start to Plan. The business must provide InterTradeIreland with details of all other De Minimis aid which has been granted to the business within the past three years. It should be noted that a false declaration by a business resulting in the threshold of €200,000 being exceeded could later give rise to the aid being recovered with interest.
2. Apply now
Complete the application form below.
3. Getting started
If approved for support you will then be able to select the firm which you would like to advise you from our list of participating providers. This list is growing all the time.
When notified, you will be issued with a Terms of Reference which must be completed with the Service Provider of your choice.
What happens next?
InterTradeIreland will inform you of the outcome within 1 month and if successful provide you with a blank Terms of Reference;
The final report/course attendance needs to be completed and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org within 2 months of the date on the signed Terms of Reference;
Failure to comply with these timeframes means your application may lapse and you may need to reapply.
Applicants will be notified of the InterTradeIreland Assessment Panel decision by email within five working days of the assessment meeting.
If your application is unsuccessful, you may appeal the assessment panel decision – the appeal and related documentation must be submitted to InterTradeIreland by return email within ten working days of notification of the original panel decision.
In your appeal, you must directly address the reasons why your application was rejected and provide information requested on any other issues identified by the assessment panel.
The appeal will be considered at the next scheduled assessment panel meeting and applicants will be notified by email of the final decision within five working days of the assessment meeting.