United Kingdom

Brexit uncertainties notwithstanding, the UK and its constituent countries, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, continue to attract inward investment from across the world. The UK is also a major player in terms of global mobility, often being ranked in the top three as a destination for relocation and international assignments. Read more

Though UK manufacturing has been in decline for several decades, it remains a significant contributor to the economy, with the automobile and aerospace sectors particularly prominent.

As well as being a magnet for tourists, the country’s capital, London, is major financial centre and a top performer in global business league tables. Several other UK cities and regions, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, the Midlands and the South East, are also hubs for foreign direct investment (FDI). However, those managing talent mobility or setting up a business or a branch office in the UK will encounter a number of challenges, in areas ranging from compliance (including tax and immigration) to finding short- or long-term accommodation for relocating employees (including property to rent or buy).

In this section, we bring you up-to-the-minute news, articles, tools and resources, to help you achieve your business objectives and goals. With contributions from experts across global mobility and the relocation industry, we analyse the latest trends in UK relocation and global mobility (inbound, outbound and domestic), including the effects of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, demographic changes, and infrastructure developments like the HS2 rail project.

We look at everything from key relocation destinations and industry sectors to talent management and finding commercial property, as well as the full spectrum of employee and family support topics, including education and international schools, and serviced apartments.

There’s plenty of practical advice, support and information for HR and global managers responsible for international assignments, and for those setting up a business or a company office in the UK.

See also our Enterprise and Mobility Industry sections. For details of suppliers of international assignment and recruitment services, as well as destination services providers and relocation management companies that support businesses on the move, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications, and look out for details of our latest study tours and fact-finding missions to destinations across the UK and Europe.

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Opportunities for UK education and investment in the Middle East

UK schools, universities and further education providers fulfil a thirst for knowledge and international ambition in the Middle East
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Chinese applicants to UK universities hit new high

There has been a surge in Chinese students applying to UK universities. What's the cause? Is it a result of the US/China trade war, Brexit, or a combination of many factors? David Sapsted investigates.
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Independent and international schools, and students, celebrate IB results

The latest results of the International Baccalaureate (IB) provide rankings for top educational establishments around the world.

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Furniture rental: A fully furnished approach to expatriate engagement?

When is a sofa more than just a sofa? When it means relocating families need to move just once, saving stress and the cost of a serviced apartment while household goods are shipped. Karen Counterman of Roomservice by CORT spoke to Ruth Holmes about why furniture rental has never been more relevant.
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