There seems to be a significant increase between 2013 and 2015 in the number of foreign investors using the UK as a base for distribution and supply of products and services through UK companies. In particular, Italian entrepreneurs are using the low management cost and tax base to create UK businesses which serve the rest of Europe. This may change in the future but at present UK Plc seems to be riding a wave.
Italian companies increasingly see the UK as the ideal destination to grow, succeed and access international opportunities. The exceptional Italian results reflect the capacity for recovery of the country and of its profound entrepreneurial roots, as well as its industrial excellence," says British consul for Milan Vic Annels. This sounds a bit as if we’ve got it all, apart from a couple of fundamental things, but as our governments are busy at the moment, we’ll come at yours.