Dutch government in talks with over 250 companies moving due to Brexit
The Netherlands has already gained 1,900 jobs from Britain according to their government
The Dutch government has confirmed that they are in talks with over 250 firms and companies who are looking to move their operations before Brexit. According to the economic affairs ministry, the Netherlands has also gained 42 companies or branch offices and over 1,900 jobs already.
Among those to move to the Netherlands are Sony, Panasonic, Bloomberg and the Discovery Channel whilst the Japanese investment bank Norinchukin is also set to move to Amsterdam.
The Dutch economic affairs ministry said: “In 2019, several companies including Discovery and Bloomberg have already announced their intention to invest in the Netherlands because of Brexit.
“Additionally, the Netherlands foreign investment agency is talking with more than 250 foreign companies considering setting up operations in the Netherlands following Brexit.”
Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister, has stated that he doesn't see Britain's withdrawal from the EU as a business opportunity but other countries, such as Germany, France, Belgium and Ireland, have been actively pursuing companies ahead of Brexit. France has identified 50 companies that it is trying to secure and the number wishing to relocate to an EU member state is expected to increase even further.