Brexit: a Dutch perspective


Brexit: a Dutch perspective

Navigating through uncertainty and change

What does the Brexit mean for businesses in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe? Are clients ready to adapt, take new opportunities and mitigate any downside risks?

The UK decision to leave the EU is the first of its kind. It is assumed the Government will treat the result as final and will trigger Article 50. This signifies the start of an untested negotiation process with unknown consequences for organisations.

What lies ahead for many organisations is a period of uncertainty. The future remains unclear but is likely to be complex, firm-specific, and open-ended. The Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) suggests that the Brexit will have a major effect on the economy of the Netherlands, projected at costs running up to 1.2% of the Dutch GDP, or 10 billion euros, by 2030. If losses in trade-induced innovation is taken into account, this cost rises to 2% of the Dutch GDP.1 For most such an economic impact also comes with great potential to excel when risks managed and opportunities capitalised. The Deloitte Brexit team has developed a three staged approach to navigate through uncertainty and change the coming period.

More information on Brexit?

Do you want to know more on the Brexit ? Please contact Roger Brands at +31 (0)88 288 1097 or Gerrie Lenting at +31 (0)88 288 0781 or send an e-mail to:

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