Why is now the right time to move to the UK?

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We understand that it is a big decision to move to the UK and one that needs careful consideration. In this article, we shall explore several reasons why the United Kingdom is a fantastic place to live, work, and study.

Culture

The UK is home to world-renowned museums, art galleries, music venues, sporting events, and theatres. Most UK cities present an abundance of opportunities to find inspiration and ensure enjoyment every day of the week.

Furthermore, multiculturalism is the backbone of British society. The UK welcomes people from all over the world and embraces diversity. This is evident through the fact that over 300 languages are spoken in London alone, some of the most established of these are Punjabi, Cantonese, and Mandarin.[1]

The fact that the UK accommodates so many different cultures, means there will be no issues with finding the food that you love.

Healthcare

The UK is also a world leader in healthcare, medicine, and medical research and has some of the best hospitals in the world.

Once you become a legal resident of the UK, you will be able to access our National Health Service (NHS) which is a free healthcare programme not many other countries provide.

Safety

The Metropolitan Police is one of the best police forces in the world,[2] who have established their reputation based on their skills and advanced training. They set a high standard for policing around the world. Thus, we are very fortunate that one of our Managing Partners – Sarah Thorne, is also a Construction Director at the Metropolitan Police.

We are very fortunate to have such a highly disciplined police force who continue to keep crime rates low, in turn making the UK a very safe place to live”- Sarah Thorne (Construction Director at the Metropolitan Police & Managing Partner at The Queensbury Group).

Just in the last year, the crime rate in the UK has decreased by 10% from the previous year.[3]

Education

The UK education system is world-class, with the best schools and universities. In regard to our school system, free state education is provided to all children up until the age of 18.

Moreover, we are proud to be home to the University of Oxford, the number one university in the world.[4] The UK also has other prestigious universities such as Cambridge, and the Russell Group. The Russell Group 24 members are research-intensive, top global universities.

Job Prospect

The longer paid holidays and good minimum wages mean there is a higher standard of living across the UK compared to most countries. The average working week in the UK is Monday to Friday, working approximately 8 to 9 hours a day. In addition, flexible, part-time jobs are also available in the UK, with an opportunity for overtime to earn more.

If you are looking to relocate because you want better work and life balance, and are a highly skilled worker, then the UK could be just what you are looking for. There are 51,879 registered sponsoring organisations which can issue a work permit to candidates from outside the UK, which has increased by around 20,000 from 2020.[5]

A key aspect of the ethos of the British workplace is diversity and innovation. Thus, it comes as no surprise that most employers employ a diverse workforce for greater creativity.

Economic Powerhouse & Tax Benefits

The UK is a financial powerhouse with London at the heart of it all. It is the leading share of trade in many international financial markets, such as foreign exchange trading (for example the London Stock Exchange), cross-border bank lending, and international insurance premium income.

London hosts some of the world’s bank headquarters such as HSBC Holdings, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays, and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RSB).

In terms of tax benefits, it is important to note that the Corporation Tax rate is 19% which is great news for the high-net-worth individuals who are considering opening their businesses in the UK.

Due to this, the UK has been able to thrive financially despite the knock-on effects of Brexit.

Travel Hub

The UK is a perfect travel hub. With 24 commercial international airports, traveling to and from the UK is a breeze. Additionally, from London St Pancreas you can quickly catch a train to neighbouring European countries such as France, Belgium, and Holland.

This means you can take a short trip to European destinations with ease and speed, and still make it back to the UK before the end of the day.

About Us

The Queensbury Group is an award-winning, international, multidisciplinary law firm with offices in the United Kingdom, China, Dubai, and Spain. Queensbury provides expert advisory support to all types and sizes of businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals. From legal and strategic support to delivering projects and change, we can support our clients through their growth.

We appreciate that the process of moving to the United Kingdom can seem quite daunting which is why we will be able to assist you through the process. Our lawyers will guide you through the process of the relevant visa. We will provide you with resources and step-by-step assistance for a seamless transition into the UK whether that is for yourself, an employee, or your business.

For a free consultation, contact us at info@thequeensburygroup.com


[1] BBC Home, ‘Languages Across Europe’ (Language, October 2014) <https://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/european_languages/definitions.shtml> (accessed 4th March 2022)

[2]E Chukwuemeka, ‘Best Police Force in the World 2021: Top 10 Strongest’ (BScholarly, 2021)  https://bscholarly.com/best-police-force-in-the-world/#:~:text=1.,and%20crannies%20of%20the%20UK

[3]Crime in England and Wales 2021 (Office for National Statistics, 22 July 2021) <https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/bulletins/crimeinenglandandwales/yearendingmarch2021> (accessed 4th March 2022)

[4]The World University Rankings, ‘World University Rankings 2022’ (The Times, 2022)  <https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2022/world-ranking#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats> (accessed 4th March 2022)

[5] GOV.UK, ‘Register of Licensed Sponsors: workers’ (GOV.UK, March 2022) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/register-of-licensed-sponsors-workers

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