The average Dutch household could be better off by over €9,800 a year [73.182,07 DKK] and national income will grow by more than €1.5 trillion if Holland leaves the European Union, according to a study.
Research by the British Capital Economics research group into “Nexit” – a potential exit by Holland – found that the country could benefit significantly over the next two decades if it were to swap the EU and the euro for a status similar to Switzerland or Norway.
“This report is significant because it has been produced by a credible City research group. It cannot be easily dismissed,” said Tory MP Douglas Carswell. “We’re very like the Dutch, a small country that has prospered by trading globally. Think what countries like ours could be in a different type of Europe.” Holland’s economy would grow by €1.5tn if it left EU, claims study (Rapport: Nexit, assessing the economic impact of the Netherlands leaving the European union, pdf.)