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Introduction

Although it seems the risk of a No Deal Brexit has decreased, global employers and social security authorities are still taking important steps to prepare for a No Deal Brexit. As a consequence, the Dutch social security authority has recently released a decision stating that for a period of 12 months after a potential No Deal Brexit, the current European coordination rules on social security will continue to be applied by the Dutch social security authority through a unilateral domestic application of the current European coordination rules on social security towards the UK.

This means that it will still be possible to obtain A1 certificates for cross border workers in an extended time-limited period after a potential No Deal Brexit, which will ensure simple compliance and avoid dual social security liabilities for NL-UK mobility.

This is in contrast to the previous approach expected from the Dutch social security authority and sees the Netherlands adopt a similar approach to Italy, Spain and Belgium.

Changing the landscape considerably