The attractiveness of the United Kingdom as a business location is unabated. There are many advantages to doing business in the UK. Investors can draw on a skilled workforce and access a large market; costs of labour and production are lower compared with many other western European countries; investors benefit from a business friendly environment as well as a high degree of legal certainty and political stability; and its capital, London, is a world leading commercial and financial centre.
These features make the UK an attractive place to do business, not just for large corporations but also for small and medium-sized businesses. Many foreign companies use the UK as a first stepping stone for expansion into continental Europe.
Investing in a foreign country requires awareness of the pitfalls, and prospective investors will have many questions. It is important to have advisers who are familiar with both the legal and the practical issues.
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