As an employer abroad, what changes can I expect as a consequence of Brexit?

As of 1 January 2021, the free movement of services between the EU and the UK will no longer be possible. This means that businesses based in the UK can no longer carry out services in the Netherlands on the basis of EU law.

The EU-UK trade deal contains limited arrangements to facilitate short-term business trips and temporary postings of highly-skilled employees. You can find more information about the arrangements here (Dutch).

You can also make use of the existing options under the Dutch legislation for posting of non-EU citizens. You can find more information about this legislation here.

Does the duty to notify still apply to employers abroad based in the UK after 1 January 2021?

As the EU regulations no longer apply to the UK after the transition period, the duty to notify postings through the notification portal will cease to apply to businesses based in the UK.

Consequences from 1 January 2021 for employers abroad based in the EEA and Switzerland

The duty to notify will remain unchanged for employers abroad from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland who are carrying out temporary work in the Netherlands and bringing British workers with them.

Do I have to change my notification?

If the notification was made before the end of the transition period, it does not need to be changed after the transition period has come to an end due to the fact that the British have become third-country citizens. This change will be entered automatically in the notification portal.

Find out more

Read more about the changes (information available in Dutch only) through the ‘Brexit Loket’ or through the ‘Brexit Impact Scan’, under the theme ‘personeel’ (employees).