Logistics and warehousing companies in the Netherlands are being inundated with inquiries from British businesses.

The number of British companies seeking space in the country has doubled in the last 18 months, according to the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency.

Toy train maker Hornby and clothing retailer JD Sports are among those thought to be considering warehousing in the Netherlands.

The UK companies need a base in the EU to mitigate against delays at ports, increased shipping costs, and the sudden addition of VAT, customs duties, and in some cases tariffs, on shipments sent from the UK to customers within the EU bloc.