Rebalancing the economy
The UK is showing strong signs of recovery from the recent recession and holds the number one position in Europe for Foreign Direct Investment. Our 2014 UK Attractiveness Survey tells a compelling story of growth, but raises issues around the concentration of investment in London, with our regions showing slower signs of recovery. At EY, we are committed to understanding the reasons behind this and to start looking at ways in which the UK can effectively ‘rebalance its economy'. We believe that now is the time to consider the manufacturing opportunity.
The UK economy will avoid the threat of stagnation, with business investment levels to reach a record high.
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Once again, the UK turned in an outstanding performance attracting Foreign Direct Investment: a record 887 projects in 2014 – up 11% on 2013 – increased European market share, and 31,198 new jobs.
The UK is seeing encouraging economic growth, but changes announced in the Summer Budget present both challenges and opportunities for financial services.
Scotland’s economy off to a slow start in 2015, but solid prospects for the rest of the year.
Change is coming to Scotland, and it is imperative Scottish businesses are ready to respond.