The UK has attracted the largest number of inward investment projects since 1980's. This is set to rise with the lowest corporation tax rate in the EU (other than non-resident corporates in Ireland). The rate on net profits at 20% as from 6th April 2015, together with low unemployment and simplified tax procedures, may mean that the UK will become even more attractive as an investment base. This is borne out by the enormous increase in the number of incorporation of companies in the UK from 1979 to 2015 which has risen from 66,500 to 533,000 per annum. companies. Fr