Lowest corporation tax

in the G20

Lower labour costs

than Germany, France and Italy

230% tax relief

available on R&D costs

Ranked 4th

in the G20 Global Innovation Index

Reasons why businesses prefer the UK


The UK is one of the leading business locations in the world and offers world-class research facilities, a highly skilled workforce and an outstanding quality of life.

A major domestic market and the perfect base to access markets worldwide, the UK’s open and internationally focused economy is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the world and a proven gateway to the US.


An unrivaled business environment

Data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows the total value of foreign investment stock into the UK by the end of 2018 increased by 5% to $1,890 billion; confirming the UK as the leading destination for foreign direct investment in Europe, and the third most significant in the world, behind the US and China.


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.


A world-class skills base

Access to graduates from four of the world’s top ten universities, business-friendly labour regulations, combined with the skill, commitment, and flexibility of the country’s workforce are recognised as proven commercial assets by the thousands of international companies that have already invested in the UK.


A great quality of life

With a diverse range of highly attractive housing options, a first-class health service, a world-renowned education system, and a sporting and cultural heritage that is second to none, international executives relocating to the UK enjoy a superb quality of life.


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