Greater than 40 firms final 12 months moved, or mentioned they’d transfer, their operations from Britain to the Netherlands in response to Brexit uncertainties, Dutch authorities reported on Saturday.
The mixed strikes of 42 firms will translate into the shift of slightly below 2,000 jobs and of 291 million euros ($330 million) in investments, the Dutch company for international funding mentioned in an announcement.
Many of the firms are British, however some are from Asia or the USA.
The Dutch authorities welcomed the figures, with Financial system Minister Eric Wiebes saying that “as a result of rising worldwide uncertainty surrounding Brexit and altering world commerce insurance policies, the significance of a very good Dutch enterprise local weather for all of us is regularly growing”.
The listing consists of Japanese funding financial institution Norinchukin, media firm TVT Media, monetary providers suppliers MarketAxess and Azimo, and maritime insurer UK P&I, the company mentioned.
A few of the firms had been additionally taking a look at transferring some operations elsewhere within the European Union (EU), together with Germany, France and Eire, it mentioned.
Along with relocations by corporates, the European Medicines Company (EMA), an EU company, has mentioned that it’s going to transfer from London to Amsterdam because it can’t legally stay in a non-EU nation.
Britain is to go away the EU on March 29, and uncertainty concerning the form of any settlement with Brussels by that date has created unease within the enterprise group, with many British and multinational firms having already introduced strikes to elsewhere within the EU.