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DIT launches platform for foreign investors


The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched an online tool to help potential investors set up or expand in the UK.

Named the UK Investment Support Directory, it provides connections with 300 businesses and experts in areas such as accountancy, law, consultancy and recruitment.

It is hosted on the website and enables potential investors to tailor a search for support and source experts by industry, region, business experience and language expertise. Once an appropriate business has been identified, the investor will be offered a free hour-long consultation to discuss their specific business needs.

Minister for Investment Graham Stuart (pictured) said: “We hope this new directory will be an invaluable resource for investors thinking of setting up operations in the UK.

“We are making it easier than ever before for foreign investors to find opportunities in the UK, supported by our network of HMTCs (trade commissions) and global experts across more than 100 countries, to ensure the UK remains the number one destination for foreign direct investment in Europe.”

The new platform has been designed to support the investment process by making information more accessible and is part of wider initiatives by the department to increase foreign direct investment into the UK.

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