The UK: a great place for your business

Every year, the Department for International Trade helps thousands of businesses expand to the UK.

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The world's fifth largest economy

Take advantage of the UK's low corporation tax, leadership in innovation and talent from the world's top universities.

Benefit from low business costs

Pay one of the lowest corporation taxes in the G20 and get tax relief of up to 230% on research and development costs.

Access a highly skilled workforce

Engage talent from 4 of the world’s top 10 universities, with a special focus on research and development.

Build on our innovation

Reap the rewards of a country ranked top 5 on the Global Innovation Index.

Why choose the UK?

High-potential opportunities

Major scientific and technological breakthroughs are creating high-potential opportunities supported by local and central government.

How we help

The Department for International Trade is here to help. We have all the tools and advice you need to expand your business to the UK.

  • Market insights that help you make a case for expanding to the UK

  • Industry insights and bespoke research on UK sectors

  • Highlights of high-potential opportunities within UK regions

  • Simple guidance on expanding to the UK, including tax and immigration

  • Access to UK companies that specialise in helping businesses expand to the UK

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Our teams are located in UK embassies, high commissions and consulates in cities around the world.