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The UK has risen from last year’s fifth place to first place in 2018, scoring well on technological readiness and the size and education of its workforce. The UK's financial services sector and investment by top US technology firms were cited as major positives for the country.

Suren Thiru, head of economics and business finance at the British Chambers of Commerce, commented: "The UK remains a great place start and establish a business with low barriers to entry and a good reputation for business-friendly regulation and enforcement” and we have seen a number of examples of businesses establishing or expanding their presence in the UK.

Examples of UK as a hub

The following are examples of businesses that have recently moved or have publicly announced their intention to move part of their business to the UK or have expanded their existing base:

We are continuing to have a number of positive discussions with businesses looking to relocate to the UK and/or considering expansion in the UK.