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. source: World Bank

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 August of 2021.

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 27.00 38.00 55.00 -87.00 points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 60.40 63.90 65.60 32.60 points [+]
Services PMI 59.60 62.40 62.90 13.40 points [+]
Industrial Production 20.60 27.20 27.20 -24.40 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.80 -1.00 10.60 -19.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 27.70 39.10 39.10 -30.30 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 73.90 64.50 85.20 38.00 percent [+]
New Orders 11310.00 10083.00 25109.00 5806.00 GBP Million [+]
Factory Orders 17.00 19.00 21.00 -79.00 Net Balance [+]
Changes in Inventories -1215.00 2848.00 11982.00 -10447.00 GBP Million [+]
Bankruptcies 3116.00 2384.00 6961.00 924.00 Companies [+]
Corporate Profits 116726.00 113790.00 118566.00 931.00 GBP Million [+]
Car Production 69097.00 54962.00 185157.00 197.00 Units [+]
Car Registrations 186128.00 156737.00 562337.00 4321.00 [+]
Small Business Sentiment 29.00 -7.00 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 3.60 1.50 16.90 -18.80 percent [+]
Private Investment -10.70 5.90 60.70 -33.70 percent [+]
Mining Production -16.90 -16.80 851.30 -90.50 percent [+]
Steel Production 710.00 702.00 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 59.20 62.20 62.90 13.80 points [+]
Crude Oil Rigs 5.00 4.00 32.00 3.00 [+]
Corruption Index 77.00 77.00 87.00 74.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 11.00 12.00 20.00 8.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 8.00 9.00 11.00 5.00 [+]
Electricity Production 70630.00 59180.00 102850.00 52640.00 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.