The UK has been rated the second best destination country for global assignments in the Cartus Global Relocation Trends Survey, maintaining its position from the previous study in 2013.
While the decision to leave the EU has caused uncertainty for companies planning inward investment in the UK, the economy, regulatory environment and diverse population are cited as key reasons for it's continued popularity.
Interesting changes to the top 10 since 2013 see China slip 5 places as inward investment from Western companies slows, as well as the rise of Ireland into the top 10 for the first time.
"The U.K. has a long and rich history, and boasts a variety of advantages to companies doing business there: a healthy economy, liberal policies that protect the country’s growth, and a large, culturally diverse population. It is currently known as one of the world’s leading financial and service centers, and has recently attracted many projects in those sectors."
"However, the recent decision to leave the EU is likely to cause some continued uncertainty, with other countries possibly securing investment opportunities that might have gone to the U.K."