The United Kingdom is ranked 8 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, according to the latest World Bank annual ratings. The rank of the United Kingdom improved to 8 in 2019 from 9 in 2018.

Ease of Doing Business in the United Kingdom averaged 7.33 from 2008 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 11 in 2012 and a record low of 5 in 2009. This page includes a chart with historical data for Ease of Doing Business in the United Kingdom. Ease of Doing Business in United Kingdom - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on May of 2020. source: World Bank

Ease of Doing Business in the United Kingdom is expected to reach 5.00 by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Ease of Doing Business in United Kingdom is projected to trend around 5.00 in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Ease of Doing Business in United Kingdom

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.00 9.00 11.00 5.00 2008 - 2019 Yearly

United Kingdom Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -87.00 23.00 55.00 -87.00 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 40.60 32.60 61.50 32.60 points [+]
Services PMI 27.80 13.40 62.50 13.40 points [+]
Industrial Production -8.20 -3.40 22.60 -12.00 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom -4.20 -0.10 9.70 -7.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production -9.70 -4.30 19.60 -16.90 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 55.10 79.20 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 12972.00 11353.00 25109.00 9381.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders -62.00 -56.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories -4473.00 -3161.00 11359.00 -9083.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 3883.00 4284.00 6924.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 109555.00 113724.00 115312.00 1024.00 GBP Million [+]
Zew Economic Sentiment Index 31.90 13.20 61.00 -80.60 [+]
Car Production 78767.00 122171.00 185157.00 43773.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 4321.00 254684.00 562337.00 4321.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment -84.00 36.00 40.00 -84.00 [+]
Internet Speed 16920.86 16337.23 16920.86 3085.89 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 27493519.00 26782989.00 27493519.00 13305856.00 IP [+]
Leading Economic Index -2.00 0.00 2.00 -2.00 percent [+]
Private Investment 0.00 -0.50 51.50 -11.40 percent [+]
Mining Production -15.50 -3.50 855.60 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 560.00 630.00 2848.00 131.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.20 81.99 82.11 5.18 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 8.00 13.00 2.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 28.90 13.80 61.80 13.80 points [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 4.00 6.00 32.00 3.00 [+]
Corruption Index 77.00 80.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 12.00 11.00 20.00 8.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 9.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 29731.00 28902.00 38520.00 16152.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]


Ease of Doing Business in United Kingdom
The Ease of doing business index ranks countries against each other based on how the regulatory environment is conducive to business operationstronger protections of property rights. Economies with a high rank (1 to 20) have simpler and more friendly regulations for businesses.