To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what processes have been put in place to manage an increase in applications for Economic Operator Registration and Identification numbers.
As of 12 July 2020, 241,018 businesses have registered for a UK EORI number since December 2018, including both VAT and non-VAT-registered businesses. This includes traders who were automatically issued a number. Over 700,000 UK EORI numbers have been issued in total.
Businesses who have yet to register can do so online. It is a simple process that only takes 10 minutes.