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Business Reforms in United Kingdom

= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative =  Change making it more difficult to do business.

DB2016

Paying Taxes: The United Kingdom made paying taxes less costly for companies by reducing the corporate income tax rate and increasing the wage amount per employee that is exempted from social security contributions paid by employers. On the other hand, the United Kingdom increased municipal tax rates and environment taxes.

Enforcing Contracts: The United Kingdom made enforcing contracts more costly by increasing the court fees for filing a claim.

DB2015

Starting a Business: The United Kingdom made starting a business easier by speeding up tax registration.

Paying Taxes: The United Kingdom made paying taxes less costly for companies by reducing the corporate income tax rate. On the other hand, it increased the landfill tax.

DB2014

Starting a Business: The United Kingdom made starting a business easier by providing model articles for use in preparing memorandums and articles of association.

Registering Property: The United Kingdom made transferring property easier by introducing electronic lodgment for property transfer applications.

Labor Market Regulation: United Kingdom increased the cap on weekly wage provided to employees on the severance payment and the minimum wage.

DB2013

Paying Taxes: The United Kingdom made paying taxes less costly for companies by reducing the corporate income tax rate.

Labor Market Regulation: The United Kingdom increased redundancy costs of the severance pay applicable in cases of redundancy dismissals.

DB2012

Dealing with Construction Permits: The United Kingdom made dealing with construction permits easier by increasing efficiency in the issuance of planning permits.

Labor Market Regulation: United Kingdom increased the severance payment obligation applicable in cases of redundancy dismissals.

DB2011

Enforcing Contracts: The United Kingdom improved the process for enforcing contracts by modernizing civil procedures in the commercial court.

Resolving Insolvency: Amendments to the United Kingdom’s insolvency rules streamline bankruptcy procedures, favor the sale of the firm as a whole and improve the calculation of administrators’ fees.

DB2010

Dealing with Construction Permits: The United Kingdom made dealing with construction permits easier and less time consuming through wider use of approved inspectors.

Registering Property: The United Kingdom speeded up property registration by introducing automatic electronic processing of the land transaction return.

Labor Market Regulation: The United Kingdom increased mandatory paid annual leave.

DB2009

Labor Market Regulation: The United Kingdom increased the mandatory paid annual leave.