Amsterdam Expatcentre opens Brexit info hub for local Brits

Published:  1 Jul at 6 PM
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Amsterdam’s Expatcentre is now offering a Brexit information hub which will inform British expats living and working in Amsterdam as well as assisting UK-based companies wishing to transfer to the Netherlands.

The aim of the newly established centre, conveniently located in the city's World Trade Centre, is to present up-to-date information on Brexit-related issues to the 15,000 British expats living in Amsterdam and its surrounding municipalities. Self-employed Brits, concerned employees of British companies based in the city and UK students studying at the university are all welcome to check in and find out the latest on the Brexit fiasco.

The centre’s second function is to liaise with British companies who’ve decided to relocate to the Netherlands rather than wait out the two years or more until Britain formally leaves the EU. Over the past several months a number of requests for information have been received from UK-based firms looking to relocate.

Amsterdam’s deputy mayor Kajsa Ollongren told reporters that he expects the numbers of UK companies planning to relocate to the city will increase during the coming months, with the Expatcentre’s UK Desk being expanded to deal with the increased demand. It’s not just UK firms who are planning to leave the sinking ship, with several Asian companies in the finance sector already planning to move their London-based operations.

New headquarters, once established in the Netherlands, are expected to serve as business hubs for trade with mainland Europe. Dutch politicians have already been meeting with representatives from British industry as well as with those responsible for incoming foreign investments and the Ministry of Finance.

The London base of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency is employing more staff in order to give quick service to companies interested in moving across the Channel. It would seem that, whilst the UK is mired in political confusion, the sharks are circling to pick the best morsels.
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