Please note that HMRC has advised BIFA of forthcoming industrial action taking place on 1 February:
Impact of industrial action:
You may have seen reports that up to 100,000 civil service members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union will be going on strike on Wednesday 1 February 2021. HMRC members will not be taking part but the industrial action will include UK-based Home Office members, including Border Force staff.
The industrial action is likely to impact the movement of goods through UK ports and airports on 1 February, as well as those travelling to the UK from UK Border controls in Calais, Dunkirk and Coquelles in Northern France. There may also be some disruption on the morning of 2 February as business returns to normal.
Ligentia continues to monitor the situation closely and will keep Customers updated.