By Mark Gregory | Chief Economist, UK | EY
The UK remained the number one destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Europe in 2018, ahead of Germany and France, with 1,054 projects, its third-highest number of FDI projects in 20 years. However, this was a 13% drop in FDI projects compared to 2017 (1,205 projects) and according to our survey perceptions of the UK as an FDI destination have weakened.
The latest EY UK Attractiveness Survey, which launches today, shows that whilst there is no immediate crisis, the UK needs to take action or risk a further weakening of its position in the coming years.
The report suggests a series of policy steps to help the UK build on its proven strengths as it transitions to life after Brexit.
For the full findings, download our report.
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