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Doing business 2013 : United Kingdom - smarter regulations for small and, medium-size enterprises : comparing business regulations for domestic firms in 185 economies (English)

This tenth edition of Doing Business sheds light on how easy or difficult it is for a local entrepreneur to open and run a small to medium-size business when complying with relevant regulations. It measures and tracks changes in regulations affecting eleven areas in the life cycle of a business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, getting electricity, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, trading across borders, enforcing contracts, resolving insolvency and employing workers. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 185 economies, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, over time. The indicators are used to analyze economic outcomes and identify what reforms have worked, where and why. This economy profile presents the Doing Business indicators for United Kingdom. To allow useful comparison, it also provides data for other selected economies (comparator economies) for each indicator. The data in this report are current as of June 1, 2012 (except for the paying taxes indicators, which cover the period January - December 2011).

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  • Document Date

    2012/10/23

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    74061

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    United Kingdom,

  • Region

    Europe and Central Asia,

  • Disclosure Date

    2013/01/25

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Doing business 2013 : United Kingdom - smarter regulations for small and, medium-size enterprises : comparing business regulations for domestic firms in 185 economies

  • Keywords

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Doing business 2013 : United Kingdom - smarter regulations for small and, medium-size enterprises : comparing business regulations for domestic firms in 185 economies (English). Doing business 2013 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/596371468314354642/Doing-business-2013-United-Kingdom-smarter-regulations-for-small-and-medium-size-enterprises-comparing-business-regulations-for-domestic-firms-in-185-economies