Guide: Doing Business in the UK
The United Kingdom is a leading business location and boasts the major attraction of London, one of the world’s leading financial centres. As Europe’s leading country for foreign direct investment the UK is a rich and diverse market which many businesses choose to set up in.
Companies are able to set up within 24 hours in the UK and it is easy to see why so many choose to do so. With extensive travel links including the second largest ports industry and the largest air transport system in Europe, the UK allows close proximity and easy access to customers, suppliers and partners.
The UK not only has a competitive tax rate system, but also the joint lowest corporate tax in the G20 making it a simple and straightforward country to do business in. With the second largest labour force in the EU, the UK has a diverse and innovative pool for businesses to choose from in order to grow and develop.
At the heart of business in the UK is London, a distinguished global business hub and the most attractive European city for foreign investors. The city offers a business friendly environment with valuable office hours which coincide with countries that together produce 99% of the world’s GDP. Although London is a booming location for business, there are many other cities around the UK which serve as an excellent base for setting up business including Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
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Our skills in Scottish business law have always been in demand globally.
29th June 2016
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9th April 2020 - 16th April 2020
The aim of these sessions is to discuss the key issues facing the industry during this crisis.