With Brexit looming, moves to Denmark increase
Relocating to a new country can be a daunting task for anyone, let alone a family with young children. Learning a new language, understanding social customs and attending a new school can all be difficult.
But our client already had a rich history and association with Copenhagen. The Client and his wife had been living in the UK for many years, though had always talked about returning to his wife’s home country at some stage to give their children the best opportunities for their future.
Whilst Denmark does have a 100% tax rate on goods and services, the trade for this are things to strongly consider. Firstly, all healthcare is provided for free – for life, childcare is also provided for free and when you have your first child, the 1st full year of Maternity is paid; to name a few. Tie all this in with modern, greener cities and a organised and efficient culture it is easy to see why the move to Denmark can be so appealing.
So, with the Brexit date looming, our clients decided now was the time to get themselves across the sea and onto the continent.
To ensure their goods were fully protected during the transit period, our clients had our team attend a few days earlier to make sure the entire property was fully, and safely packed ready for transport. This included export wrapping their large expensive sideboard and the bed frames.
Once loaded, our 3 man team began the long 800 mile journey from Calais to Copenhagen.
There are many routes to Copenhagen from Calais, but somethings to consider are, German features certain toll roads that will need to be paid to use them. Additionally, certain cities along the route can become very busy with traffic and certain times of day. These include Antwerp,
Netherlands and Hamburg, Germany. So it is best to plan your journey accordingly to avoid being in these areas at peak times.
Beyond this, there are also 2 routes into Denmark, the Bridge to the north of Germany, or the ferry crossing to the East of Germany. One thing to consider is that the Ferry is primarily for car transport so you are unlikely to get a LGV or Medium size van to be able to cross, which will
mean you will need to cross via the bridge.
The entirety of Europe is very well designed to support LGV transporters and Freight transport, with many motorway services providing free parking, of which there is ample space for vehicle parking, as well as clean, private showering facilities and food vendors.