The United Kingdom is one of the largest trading partners of the Netherlands. This means that investments are significant on both sides.

Since the Brexit referendum, many companies are – voluntary or forced – to relocate or invest in Europe. A large number of the companies have opted for the Netherlands. It is therefore important to know what to look for in such an investment and also how to deal with the cooperation with the English group partnerships and trading partners.

The other way around, it is also important for many Dutch companies to know where they stand in the field of tax and accounting in regard to their English activities, employees or business relations.

Brexit: moving to the Netherlands?

With Brexit becoming a reality and the uncertainties that come with it, it may be wise to relocate your operations. The Netherlands is a sensible choice. The Netherlands has one of the best (digital) infrastructures in the world and is located in the center of Europe with easy access to many other cosmopolitan cities such as Paris, London and Brussels. Schiphol Airport is the third busiest airport in Europe and offers excellent connections to other parts of the world. In addition, Rotterdam has one of the largest and busiest ports in the world, where about 4 million containers are processed annually. The Netherlands is therefore known as the gateway to Europe.

For more information on Brexit and what actions companies need to take in 2021 we also refer to the RSM UK website on Brexit:

Complete service

Thanks to our many years of expertise and experience in tax, financial and consulting fields, the RSM UK Desk in the Netherlands offers an integrated service. Naturally, we provide a variety of tax advice, accountancy and audit services and we can take further steps in setting up and expanding your Dutch or English (expansion) investment.

We are also happy to assist you in setting up the optimal fiscal and legal organizational structure, tackling business economic issues or Corporate Finance related matters. Thanks to our broad network, we can be a sparring partner and business advisor in many areas, such as regulatory issues, Expats (tax and immigration), export controls and finding the right business connections within our various UK-related networks.

The RSM UK Desk offers companies with plans to invest in and from the United Kingdom with tax, legal and financial advice. You only need 1 address for the best guidance of your company in the Netherlands. The most important:

  • We speak your language
  • Tailored advice
  • Personal and involved
  • Fast and targeted approach
  • Large network in the Netherlands and internationally

Are you curious about what the RSM UK Desk can do for your company? Please contact:

Melle van der Stoel
Director 'Direct Taxes'
+31(0)20 635 2049
E [email protected]    

Brexit news

Impact of Brexit on your UK national employees

15 April 2021
As Brexit has become reality and transitional measures have ended, a couple of things have changed for UK nationals. As an employer you need to check that the employees have the correct residence documents when you employ them on an ongoing base.

Doing business in the EU after Brexit

19 January 2021
As from December 31, 2020, the UK is separated from the EU. This has an impact on the tax and compliance position of EU based companies doing business in the UK and vice versa. 

Doing business in the Netherlands after Brexit

18 January 2021
On December 31, 2020, the current Brexit transition period will formally end and the UK will be fully separated from the European single market and customs union. This may affect the tax position of UK based companies doing business in the EU/EEA, or EU/EEA based companies doing business in the UK.

Brexit deal done; Now what?

31 December 2020
The  EU and the United Kingdom have finally reached agreement on a Free Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). However, it should be noted that the UK has left the EU and therefore is no longer part of the EU single market and customs union and regarded as a third country. This status has significant consequences for businesses in different areas such as cross border trade and movement of people.

Brexit: How it affects UK business

18 February 2019
It seems to be a never ending story: Brexit. Almost three years ago the UK citizens voted to leave the European Union. The deadline for the exit is 29 March of this year. The main question right now is whether the UK will leave the EU with or without a deal?

Brexit Seminar 4 & 10 december 2018

23 November 2018
Brexit: where are we now? Up to 60% of the companies established in the Netherlands which are doing business with organizations in the United Kingdom have, according to a recent research, November 2018 still no idea of the impact of the Brexit on its own business; this while the impact of the Brexit can be huge!

It is time to prepare for Brexit

9 October 2018
On 29 March 2019, the UK will in principle no longer be a part of the EU. Despite the uncertainties it is possible to make a distinction between two possible Brexit scenarios that could occur. The first scenario is a hard Brexit whereby there will be no deal between the UK and the EU.