The Hague — The Netherlands is going all out to attract companies leaving Britain after Brexit in search of a new EU-based home, offering sweet tax deals, a business-friendly climate and a population largely able to speak English. With less than a year before Britain formally leaves the EU at midnight on March 29  2019, the Dutch government has deployed a small army of lobbyists hoping to persuade companies to pick Rotterdam or Amsterdam over Paris or Frankfurt for their new base. Via the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, an official arm of the economic affairs ministry, the Dutch government is "in touch with more than 200 companies", said spokesman Michiel Bakhuizen. "These are companies wishing to leave Britain, or international businesses who are looking to set up in an EU country, and from now on have to avoid London," he said Modern infrastructure So far, things have been going well, from a Dutch perspective. In March, Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant Unilever decided ...

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