The UK: a great place for your business

Every year, the Department for International Trade helps thousands of businesses get set up in 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 the lowest corporation tax 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 by the United Nations.

How we help you get set up

The Department for International Trade is here to help. We have all the tools and advice you need to set up your business and start trading in the UK.

  • Build connections with businesses across your sector

  • Apply for visas and other immigration documents

  • Find grants and incentives to help you grow your business

  • Get insights into specific markets based on your business needs

  • Grow your workforce, from estimating salaries to recruitment and training

Speak to us

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