Invest in UK News

  • New figures show UK attracts more investment than ever

    UK attracted over 2,200 new inward investment projects in 2016 to 2017 with over 107,000 jobs across the country safeguarded or created.

    Figures published by the Department for International Trade have today revealed that the UK attracted more foreign direct investment (FDI) projects than ever before for the year 2016 to 2017.

  • Foreign investors see opportunities in Wales

    Welsh Secretary responds to Foreign Direct Investment figures

    Foreign investors continue to see investment opportunities in Wales as new figures published today by the Department for International Trade showed the country attracted 85 inward investment projects in 2016-17.

    This led to over 2,500 new jobs being created and nearly 9,000 safeguarded providing security and stability to thousands of families.

  • Transport investment strategy

    Investment to create a more reliable, less congested and better connected transport network that works for the users that rely on it.

  • CMA to introduce market investigation changes

    The CMA is introducing a number of changes to the way it carries out market investigations.

    Market investigations are powerful tools that can bring in major changes to make markets work better for consumers and businesses.

  • Businesses get on board with the Prompt Payment Code

    The Government’s biggest suppliers have signed up to a strengthened Prompt Payment Code that will help small businesses to be paid on time.

    32 of the biggest suppliers to the Government have voluntarily committed to pay 95% of invoices within 60 days - and to work towards adopting 30 days as the norm.

  • UK employees waste 400 million days a year on unnecessary tasks

    Research shows that businesses are missing the ‘smaller tasks’ issues and not realising the big impact these are having on the output of their employees.

    New research shows UK employees spend 441,827,088 days a year on ‘time wasting’ office tasks such as responding to hundreds of emails, attending meetings for meetings sake, and completing unnecessary admin.

  • Billion pound connectivity boost to make buffering a thing of the past

    New Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund will unlock over £1 billion for full fibre broadband across the country.

    Brits will soon see the back of internet buffering and painfully slow download times, following the launch of a new fund today, which will support the rollout of cutting-edge connections across the country.

  • Billion pound connectivity boost to make buffering a thing of the past

    New Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund will unlock over £1 billion for full fibre broadband across the country.

    Brits will soon see the back of internet buffering and painfully slow download times, following the launch of a new fund today, which will support the rollout of cutting-edge connections across the country.

  • £2.3 billion investment in infrastructure for new housing

    The Housing Infrastructure Fund will help to fund vital physical infrastructure projects.

    A £2.3 billion fund which could unlock 100,000 new homes in areas of high demand has been launched today (4 July 2017) by the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid.

  • Two thirds of SME retailers feel bullish about UK trading conditions

    Levelling the playing field with cost effective and smarter delivery options lets SMEs take on the larger online retailers

  • Why entrepreneurs are more giving to charity as their company grows

    Entrepreneurs are placing much more emphasis on philanthropy and giving to charity than they would have done ten years ago

  • Gender equality won’t be achieved unless businesses take action, say employees

    Three in five employers say gender equality won’t be achieved unless businesses take action, as Young Women's Trust launches new research.

  • Self-employed would value receiving sick pay above other benefits

    New research reveals that UK freelancers and micro-business owners say that sick pay is the most valuable statutory pay benefit they could receive.

    UK employers are losing 27.5 days of productive work per employee each year, because of poor health, according to new research from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace (BHW) – commissioned by Vitality Health Insurance. The company also suggests employee absence and presenteeism is a problem that is costing the UK economy £73 billion a year.

  • Employee health costs businesses one month a year in lost productivity

    New research reveals the impact of employee ill health on business, with many businesses losing up to one month a year in lost productivity.

    UK employers are losing 27.5 days of productive work per employee each year, because of poor health, according to new research from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace (BHW) – commissioned by Vitality Health Insurance. The company also suggests employee absence and presenteeism is a problem that is costing the UK economy £73 billion a year.

  • £15 million boost for 50 cutting-edge projects

    Funding will support UK businesses to take forward cutting-edge and game-changing projects leading to new products, processes or services.

    Innovative businesses across the UK will receive up to £15 million through Innovate UK’s latest open funding competition. It comes through round 2 of our regular series of open competitions, which support good ideas with market potential.

  • UK IT departments are more prepared for GDPR than Europe

    Study finds IT professionals in the U.K. are more supportive of and informed about GDPR than their counterparts in the EU and the U.S.

    Spiceworks, the professional network for IT, today announced the results of a new survey that explores how IT departments are preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to go into effect in May 2018.

  • SMEs gift nearly £1000 of rewards a year to employees

    SMEs gift almost £1,000 (£910) of rewards earned on spending across charge, credit and loyalty cards to employees each year.

  • Robots must understand human behaviour to reduce mistakes

    Robots need to understand human behaviour to reduce mistakes in the workplace, before they can be fully integrated, study says.

  • Eight in ten businesses recruit for digital transformation

    Research reveals that organisations are actively creating positions to facilitate digitalisation efforts within financial functions over the next 12 months.

  • SMEs uncertain of Brexit impact on GDPR

    With GDPR presenting a challenging prospect for UK SMBs in the first place, Brexit has caused further confusion.

    A year after the UK voted to leave the European Union, new research from Webroot, the market leader in endpoint security, network security, and threat intelligence, reveals that UK small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) misunderstand the impact of Brexit on compliance to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • E-commerce survey finds evidence of retailer delivery problems

    Business is booming for online retailers but only half are happy with their fulfilment operations, with almost two thirds admitting to not always shipping on time.

    Business is booming for e-commerce retailers according to a new global market study announced today by Peoplevox.

  • Businesswomen less confident than men about prospects post-Brexit

    Female business leaders remain less confident about economic security and business prospects post Brexit than male leaders.

    Fewer than half as many female than male business owners are confident about the future success of their businesses post-Brexit.

  • Purpose, not profit, is business leaders’ key to success

    Three quarters of respondents say that embracing and integrating corporate purpose in their organisation is key to succeeding in the uncertain global economy.

  • SMEs uncertain of Brexit impact on GDPR

    With GDPR presenting a challenging prospect for UK SMBs in the first place, Brexit has caused further confusion.

    A year after the UK voted to leave the European Union, new research from Webroot, the market leader in endpoint security, network security, and threat intelligence, reveals that UK small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) misunderstand the impact of Brexit on compliance to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).