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Brexit Update: EU grants delay until January 31, 2020

After a long period of silence, there has been a rapid succession of Brexit developments. Our Brexit taskforce, comprising Brexit specialists from KPMG Meijburg & Co and KPMG, would like to update you on what has been happening.

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Brexit update 1

On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom’s (hereinafter: UK) Prime Minister, Theresa May, invoked Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union (hereinafter: TEU). This marks the official beginning of the withdrawal procedure of the UK from the European Union (hereinafter: EU). In this short article we will take a glance at the meaning and consequences of the invocation of Article 50 TEU.

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Facilitated Customs Arrangement: Does it work and at what price?

On July 12, 2018 UK Prime Minister Theresa May has published the long awaited Brexit White Paper. It is a comprehensive and ambitious plan which aims on the one hand to preserve a frictionless trade between the UK and EU and to resolve the Irish border issue, but also to achieve a UK independent trade policy, where the UK is able to conclude its own free trade agreements with third countries such as the USA. Read more

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Brexit: INS announces transitional rules for right of residence of UK citizens in the Netherlands

‘No-deal scheme’

The government has decided that UK citizens and their family members who lawfully reside in the Netherlands before Brexit will also retain their right of residence in the event of a ‘no deal’. Brexit means considerable uncertainty for the many UK citizens living in the Netherlands. The announced transitional rules will finally make clear for this group where they stand. 

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Brexit: a never ending story?

Tuesday, 15th of January will be a crucial day in what seems to become a never ending story regarding the Brexit. Leon Kanters, Brexit expert and partner of KPMG Meijburg & Co: “The Brexit deal will be brought for a vote to the House of Commons in the UK. When we believe the media it will become a clear defeat for the British prime minister May.“

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Draft decree on transitional tax rules in the case of no-deal Brexit

On March 8, 2019, the Deputy Minister of Finance sent a draft decree with transitional tax rules in connection with Brexit to the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament. The draft decree must provide for transitional rules with regard to a number of (elements of) Dutch tax laws in the event of a withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) without a withdrawal agreement (no-deal Brexit). 

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Update on ‘no-deal’ Brexit: withdrawal rules for UK citizens and family members

In anticipation of a possible ‘no-deal’ Brexit, the Deputy Minister of Justice and Safety has published withdrawal rules for citizens of the United Kingdom and their family members who lawfully reside in the Netherlands on March 29, 2019. These provide for transitional rules applying until June 30, 2020, followed by final rules. 

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Brexit: ‘We agree to disagree’

Who will be elected by the members of the Conservative Party? Will it be Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt? For the time being, Boris Johnson seems to be the favourite. On 22 July it will be announced who will be the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Leon Kanters, Brexit expert and partner of KPMG Meijburg & Co, explains the current developments in his blog.

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‘The Bitter and the Sweet’ - Short term Brexit impacts in the Netherlands

Brexit is not far away anymore. Robert van der Jagt, Brexit expert and partner of KPMG Meijburg & Co: “Being blessed by the presence of an Environment Assessment Agency (Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving), the Dutch know who will be the winners and who will be the losers of the Brexit. 

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