The Netherlands stands at the top of the WEF Global Competitive Index

The Netherlands stands at the top of the WEF Global Competitive Index

The Netherlands is a small country but ranks fourth in the list of most competitive economies in 2019. This ranking is prepared annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF). With the fourth position, the Netherlands is the most competitive economy in Europe and has even surpassed Switzerland. The Netherlands is now the most competitive economy…

Directives to counter tax avoidance in Holland

Directives to counter tax avoidance in Holland

Holland’s membership in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is a prerequisite for its active involvement in OECD’s project to counter profit shifting and base erosion (BEPS). An agreement has been reached regarding the BEPS in the OECD and all members are engaged with its implementation. Therefore Holland shall enact legislation accordingly. As…

The Netherlands new crypto regulations
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The Netherlands new crypto regulations

Update: 8 September, 2021 The Netherlands has implemented new crypto regulations on short term for all exchanges and wallet custodians. The new law regulates companies that are trading cryptocurrency and wallet providers. Under the new law these companies would have to fill a notice to the central bank, stating that they are performing these activities….

The top reasons why Brits choose the Netherlands to register their businesses
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The top reasons why Brits choose the Netherlands to register their businesses

As the Brexit date in October is closing in, more and more British entrepreneurs and companies are chosing to move their headquarters or backup subsidiaries to the Netherlands. The future is still very unclear. No one really knows how reality will look once Brexit takes effect, but the benefits of owning a company in Holland…

British investments in the Netherlands have increased sixfold since 2016
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British investments in the Netherlands have increased sixfold since 2016

Since the infamous Brexit referendum the British have become more and more cautious concerning their businesses and startups. This ultimately lead to a substantial increase in foreign investments and the relocation of businesses to the most stable EU countries. The Netherlands are currently on top of the relocation list, which is not surprising at all…

The number of foreign businesses in the Netherlands keeps growing steadily
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The number of foreign businesses in the Netherlands keeps growing steadily

Setting up a business means you will have to make a staggering amount of choices. This is not unusual of course, since there’s simply many options to choose from. Like the specific services you will be offering, the languages you will be working in, your business address and possible office space and the company that…

Significant amendments to the law in Holland in 2019

Significant amendments to the law in Holland in 2019

On the 31st of December, 2018, when the clocks struck midnight, a variety of new regulations and rules came into force with the beginning of 2019. Learn about the changes in effect from the 1st of January, 2019. Amendments affecting families In 2019 several amendments relevant to families were introduced. One of them is the…

Amsterdam is not the best city in the Netherlands for expatriates

Amsterdam is not the best city in the Netherlands for expatriates

Amsterdam, being Holland’s capital, is the obvious choice for expats, but surprisingly it does not offer them the best living and working conditions in the country. The Expat Insider 2018 City Ranking of InterNations puts The Hague at the top of the list. The InterNations Expat Insider City Ranking for 2018 In 2018 InterNations conducted…

The Netherlands: an alternative for UK companies to avoid the consequences of Brexit?
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The Netherlands: an alternative for UK companies to avoid the consequences of Brexit?

It has almost been two years since the infamous Brexit referendum. A small minority of Brits then made it clear, that they no longer wish to be part of the European Union. And so Brexit was born. After many negotiations and struggles there is still no clear view about the road ahead, meaning that the…

Move your business idea to the Netherlands to avoid Brexit drawbacks
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Move your business idea to the Netherlands to avoid Brexit drawbacks

Have you been thinking about starting a company? But has the whole Brexit situation left you confused and a bit unmotivated? Don’t worry; you are not the only one. Many start-ups as well as already existing business owners in the UK are contemplating their next move, figuratively as well as literally speaking. Most business owners…