Why choose the UK
The UK Investment Prospectus
If you’re thinking about expanding your business internationally, the UK could be the perfect place for your business.
To explore what the UK has to offer, download your UK Investment Prospectus today.
UK tax and incentives
When it comes to tax, the UK:
- has one of the lowest Corporation Tax rates in the G20 and is highly competitive within Europe
- is rated by the World Bank as the most business-friendly of Europe’s 10 largest economies
- has a range of tax reliefs to give flexibility to domestic and international businesses
UK talent and labour
When it comes to talent, the UK:
- is the top-rated major European economy for attracting global talent
- has one of the largest labour forces in the EU with 32 million people employed
- has lower labour costs than Italy, France or Germany
When it comes to innovation, the UK:
- is ranked top 5 on the Global Innovation Index 2019
- prides itself on a rich heritage of exploration and innovation
- enjoys R&D tax reliefs of up to 230%, and 50% of all R&D expenditure coming from foreign-owned companies
When it comes to infrastructure, the UK:
- has the largest air transport system of any major European economy
- operates a robust energy grid supported by the world’s largest offshore windfarm
- benefits from advanced road networks, a modern rail system and 100 sea ports, connecting it seamlessly to the rest of Europe
How the Department for International Trade helps
How we help you expand your business to the UK
Find services that help overseas businesses expand their operations to the UK.
How we help you invest capital in the UK
Find out how we help investors deploy their capital in the UK.
How we help you buy from the UK
Find tools to help overseas buyers import goods from the UK.