The UK (or Britain), is comprised of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Each country has its own cultural identity and a proud sense of nationalism. Also under UK sovereignty, though not part of the UK itself, are the Crown dependencies of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
The Republic of Ireland, as an independent nation, has not been part of the UK since 1949, when it declared itself a republic. The UK's population is 60,609,153, and its language is English, although Welsh (Cymraeg) and Scottish Gaelic are also spoken in certain parts of the nation. The UK and England's capital city is London, while Wales' is Cardiff, Scotland's is Edinburgh, and Northern Ireland’s is Belfast.
The UK's business friendly environment, highly skilled workers, competitive tax regime, global links, excellent ICT infrastructure and supportive stance for innovation all combine to make the UK the ideal location for European headquarters projects. Politically and economically stable, the UK is one of the world's safest and friendliest locations for business and investment.
UK has a lot to offer when Business opportunities are available in main industries starting from Manufacturing, creative industries, Film, Steel, Automotive, Finance, banking and business services, Transport equipment, Oil and gas.
Many tax incentives and other forms of government-funded assistance are available to investors entering the UK market, and companies that specialize in offering advice to businesses starting up in the UK about making the best use of the tax incentives and obtaining grants.
The United Kingdom is the sixth largest national economy in the world and third largest in Europe measured by nominal GDP.
The UK has a partially regulated market economy. London, the capital city is one of the three “command centres” of the global economy (alongside New York City and Tokyo). It is the world’s largest financial centre alongside New York and has the largest city GDP in Europe.
The service sector dominates the UK economy, contributing around 78% of GDP. After the financial services industry, the pharmaceutical industry plays an important role in the economy as the UK has the third-highest share of global pharmaceutical R&D.