UK Internal Market Scheme webinar

Thursday 13 July, 12pm - 1pm

Further Information

Contact Kirsten Byers if you’d like to know more about our events: or 01923 634252

Under the new Windsor Framework, UK businesses trading goods in Northern Ireland have until 31st July 2023 to register with the UK Internal Market Scheme, otherwise duty will be payable from 30 September.

Customs expert Ruth Corkin will summarise these changes and answer all your questions.

The Windsor Framework agreed between the UK and EU in February is meant to make trading with Northern Ireland businesses much easier. However, to do this, there are changes to how goods are treated at the border. The first phase is a new UK Internal Market Scheme (“UKIMS”) to allow the use of the proposed “green lane” from September 2024.

Whilst this is over a year away, goods moved to Northern Ireland will need to be declared under the UKIMS from 30 September 2023 otherwise duty will be charged on them. To ensure that businesses are ready, HMRC is asking for initial registrations to be done by 31 July 2023.

In this webinar our VAT and Indirect Tax Principal Ruth Corkin will address:

  • The original Northern Ireland Protocol (in brief)
  • The main changes under the Windsor Framework (in brief)
  • How to apply for the UKIMS
  • Duty Reimbursement scheme.

Questions about the event? Contact Kirsten Byers on 01923 634252 or email

We hope you can join us.

Ruth Corkin - Prinicipal - VAT and Indirect Tax Advisory at Hillier Hopkins

Ruth has been involved with VAT for over 30 years. She started her VAT career as a Customs and Excise Officer in Essex and then moved into consultancy with a variety of well-known accountancy firms. She is well known in the VAT world and is the proud author of many articles and technical works. Ruth has undertaken many due diligence exercises in her career and has often highlighted VAT/customs duty savings or simplifications during such reviews.