Country Profile

  • Capital: London, UK
  • Currency: GBP-Pound Sterling (1 USD = 0.72 GBP) (*as of 17-Apr-2021)
  • Main Language(s): English (official), regional languages
  • Administration: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy; a Commonwealth Realm. The Queen is the Chief of the State and the Prime Minister is the Head of the Government.
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Geographic Location

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  • Region: Western Europe
    Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France
Geographic Area - Total ('000 Sq. Km): 243.6
Time Zone: UTC+01:00
Accessibility (Hours):
Los Angeles 11
New York 8
Miami 10
Dubai 7
Singapore 13
New Delhi 8
Moscow 4
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Macro Indicators (2018)

Population (Millions): 66.5
GDP (US$ Billions): 2,855.3
Annual GDP Growth (%): 1.4
Inflation Rate (Annual %): 1.9
Unemployment (%): 4.0
Income Level: High
ICT Service Exports (US$ Million): 26,505.0 (2017)
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Avasant Country Risk Profile

Very High Very Low
Overall Business Risk: Stable
Political Risk: Stable
Economic Risk: Stable
Service Disruption Risk: High
Operations Scalability Risk (Human Resource): Low
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Global Business/ICT Rankings

Doing Business 2020 (190): 8
WEF Global Competitiveness 2019 (141): 9
WEF ICT Adoption 2019 (141): 31
Global Innovation Index 2019 (129): 5
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Key ICT/Digital Providers

Domestic: Attenda, Avecto, Aveva, Computacenter, FanDuel, Fidessa, FreeAgent, Micro Focus, Phoenix IT, RM Plc, Rockstar North, Sage Group, Skyscanner, Telecity Group, Transferwise, Vanti
International: Cisco Systems, Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, Oracle, Oxygen Finance
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Main Outsourcing/Digital Hubs

Bath, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, London, UK, Manchester, Oxford, Reading, Sheffield

Global Equations Digital Competitiveness Profile

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Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Digital Competitiveness - Total Score: 69.64
69.64 100.00 Total Score : 69.64 Argentina: 63.56 Australia: 62.39 Austria: 63.84 Bahamas: 21.72 Barbados: 34.89 Belize: 27.32 Brazil: 64.40 Bulgaria: 65.08 Canada: 71.05 Chile: 67.18 China: 68.28 Colombia: 65.61 Costa Rica: 68.07 Croatia: 63.30 Czech Republic: 65.84 Denmark: 49.13 Dominican Republic: 56.19 Ecuador: 38.32 Egypt: 49.51 El Salvador: 50.09 Estonia: 71.15 Finland: 48.61 France: 63.73 Germany: 67.57 Ghana: 37.49 Grenada: 12.91 Guatemala: 50.34 Guyana: 21.34 Haiti: 33.53 Honduras: 50.55 Hungary: 66.49 Iceland: 48.01 India: 74.68 Indonesia: 43.57 Ireland: 70.18 Israel: 65.16 Jamaica: 50.73 Japan: 52.36 Jordan: 53.60 Kazakhstan: 42.86 Kenya: 38.17 Latvia: 66.15 Lithuania: 68.75 Malawi: 26.93 Malaysia: 74.46 Mauritius: 56.32 Mexico: 65.97 Morocco: 46.96 Netherlands: 66.68 New Zealand: 57.03 Norway: 47.46 Panama: 52.55 Peru: 36.17 Philippines: 63.04 Poland: 65.91 Portugal: 63.52 Qatar: 53.32 Romania: 65.23 Russia: 54.38 Rwanda: 31.84 Singapore: 63.54 Slovak Republic: 63.20 Slovenia: 63.02 South Africa: 55.92 South Korea: 52.76 Spain: 64.92 Sri Lanka: 59.79 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 11.62 Sweden: 48.24 Switzerland: 52.34 Tanzania: 31.37 Thailand: 48.54 Trinidad And Tobago: 43.69 Turkey: 51.41 Ukraine: 52.48 United Arab Emirates: 66.79 United Kingdom: 69.64 United States: 71.52 Uruguay: 62.37 Vietnam: 47.77

SUB-PILLARS

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Country Score

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Digital Services Ecosystem

22.73 30.00 United Kingdom: 22.73 Argentina: 19.03 Australia: 19.05 Austria: 18.80 Bahamas: 6.10 Barbados: 6.18 Belize: 6.94 Brazil: 20.02 Bulgaria: 18.47 Canada: 22.67 Chile: 20.44 China: 20.97 Colombia: 20.35 Costa Rica: 21.54 Croatia: 18.31 Czech Republic: 18.82 Denmark: 13.71 Dominican Republic: 14.72 Ecuador: 6.21 Egypt: 13.98 El Salvador: 11.43 Estonia: 21.91 Finland: 13.78 France: 21.36 Germany: 23.17 Ghana: 5.83 Grenada: 2.60 Guatemala: 12.48 Guyana: 3.34 Haiti: 4.92 Honduras: 10.79 Hungary: 19.75 Iceland: 13.29 India: 24.84 Indonesia: 7.66 Ireland: 23.34 Israel: 20.67 Jamaica: 12.41 Japan: 17.91 Jordan: 14.49 Kazakhstan: 9.97 Kenya: 6.98 Latvia: 18.03 Lithuania: 19.69 Malawi: 3.43 Malaysia: 22.53 Mauritius: 13.10 Mexico: 20.44 Morocco: 9.13 Netherlands: 22.06 New Zealand: 15.83 Norway: 13.74 Panama: 12.94 Peru: 6.16 Philippines: 15.66 Poland: 19.28 Portugal: 18.03 Qatar: 14.35 Romania: 18.47 Russia: 14.89 Rwanda: 4.93 Singapore: 20.65 Slovak Republic: 18.26 Slovenia: 16.72 South Africa: 14.13 South Korea: 19.02 Spain: 20.98 Sri Lanka: 15.47 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 1.78 Sweden: 14.37 Switzerland: 16.18 Tanzania: 4.30 Thailand: 8.59 Trinidad And Tobago: 9.19 Turkey: 12.78 Ukraine: 13.51 United Arab Emirates: 20.21 United States: 25.34 Uruguay: 19.28 Vietnam: 10.03

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Business Environment

11.66 15.00 United Kingdom: 11.66 Argentina: 8.37 Australia: 11.08 Austria: 11.09 Bahamas: 2.91 Barbados: 8.45 Belize: 2.25 Brazil: 8.29 Bulgaria: 9.77 Canada: 11.49 Chile: 10.43 China: 10.42 Colombia: 8.82 Costa Rica: 8.91 Croatia: 9.14 Czech Republic: 10.31 Denmark: 11.66 Dominican Republic: 8.34 Ecuador: 8.07 Egypt: 9.03 El Salvador: 7.21 Estonia: 11.02 Finland: 12.07 France: 10.89 Germany: 11.38 Ghana: 8.99 Grenada: 2.70 Guatemala: 7.83 Guyana: 2.81 Haiti: 5.22 Honduras: 7.64 Hungary: 9.64 Iceland: 11.25 India: 9.96 Indonesia: 9.93 Ireland: 11.05 Israel: 11.30 Jamaica: 8.74 Japan: 11.10 Jordan: 10.08 Kazakhstan: 9.53 Kenya: 9.71 Latvia: 10.20 Lithuania: 10.48 Malawi: 8.06 Malaysia: 12.12 Mauritius: 10.41 Mexico: 8.64 Morocco: 9.95 Netherlands: 11.53 New Zealand: 11.89 Norway: 11.61 Panama: 9.29 Peru: 8.68 Philippines: 8.78 Poland: 9.65 Portugal: 10.28 Qatar: 10.22 Romania: 9.61 Russia: 8.87 Rwanda: 9.90 Singapore: 12.39 Slovak Republic: 9.76 Slovenia: 10.59 South Africa: 9.04 South Korea: 10.86 Spain: 10.50 Sri Lanka: 9.23 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 2.88 Sweden: 11.61 Switzerland: 11.43 Tanzania: 8.46 Thailand: 10.16 Trinidad And Tobago: 8.06 Turkey: 9.50 Ukraine: 8.30 United Arab Emirates: 11.86 United States: 11.65 Uruguay: 9.01 Vietnam: 9.21

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Human Capital

18.74 25.00 United Kingdom: 18.74 Argentina: 16.25 Australia: 16.49 Austria: 18.10 Bahamas: 6.52 Barbados: 10.66 Belize: 9.56 Brazil: 15.01 Bulgaria: 15.60 Canada: 19.28 Chile: 16.77 China: 14.89 Colombia: 16.43 Costa Rica: 17.18 Croatia: 15.88 Czech Republic: 17.21 Denmark: 10.71 Dominican Republic: 14.70 Ecuador: 9.33 Egypt: 10.08 El Salvador: 12.43 Estonia: 18.45 Finland: 11.00 France: 17.07 Germany: 17.81 Ghana: 9.50 Grenada: 5.40 Guatemala: 12.95 Guyana: 8.54 Haiti: 11.32 Honduras: 14.19 Hungary: 16.17 Iceland: 11.31 India: 17.71 Indonesia: 11.86 Ireland: 19.07 Israel: 15.87 Jamaica: 13.42 Japan: 12.80 Jordan: 11.31 Kazakhstan: 7.33 Kenya: 8.76 Latvia: 17.52 Lithuania: 17.87 Malawi: 6.46 Malaysia: 18.29 Mauritius: 14.62 Mexico: 15.75 Morocco: 11.63 Netherlands: 18.12 New Zealand: 15.73 Norway: 10.79 Panama: 13.10 Peru: 8.38 Philippines: 18.07 Poland: 16.56 Portugal: 16.85 Qatar: 13.18 Romania: 16.40 Russia: 12.70 Rwanda: 7.15 Singapore: 14.91 Slovak Republic: 16.22 Slovenia: 17.15 South Africa: 13.17 South Korea: 10.65 Spain: 17.51 Sri Lanka: 15.22 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 5.35 Sweden: 10.62 Switzerland: 13.54 Tanzania: 8.24 Thailand: 11.46 Trinidad And Tobago: 12.48 Turkey: 11.85 Ukraine: 12.72 United Arab Emirates: 15.72 United States: 19.28 Uruguay: 15.81 Vietnam: 10.42

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Financial Attractiveness

12.02 25.00 United Kingdom: 12.02 Argentina: 16.29 Australia: 11.42 Austria: 11.94 Bahamas: 5.74 Barbados: 6.68 Belize: 8.47 Brazil: 17.54 Bulgaria: 17.68 Canada: 12.17 Chile: 15.79 China: 17.83 Colombia: 16.68 Costa Rica: 17.21 Croatia: 16.33 Czech Republic: 15.61 Denmark: 8.71 Dominican Republic: 15.38 Ecuador: 11.97 Egypt: 13.11 El Salvador: 16.05 Estonia: 16.01 Finland: 7.64 France: 9.76 Germany: 10.55 Ghana: 10.55 Grenada: 1.91 Guatemala: 14.57 Guyana: 6.40 Haiti: 10.41 Honduras: 15.32 Hungary: 17.14 Iceland: 8.28 India: 18.76 Indonesia: 10.94 Ireland: 12.73 Israel: 13.36 Jamaica: 13.58 Japan: 6.21 Jordan: 14.64 Kazakhstan: 12.84 Kenya: 10.00 Latvia: 16.69 Lithuania: 17.05 Malawi: 5.54 Malaysia: 18.27 Mauritius: 14.87 Mexico: 17.41 Morocco: 13.18 Netherlands: 10.53 New Zealand: 9.60 Norway: 7.26 Panama: 14.01 Peru: 10.00 Philippines: 17.49 Poland: 16.68 Portugal: 14.22 Qatar: 11.97 Romania: 17.16 Russia: 14.04 Rwanda: 7.58 Singapore: 12.29 Slovak Republic: 15.44 Slovenia: 15.07 South Africa: 16.20 South Korea: 7.65 Spain: 11.56 Sri Lanka: 16.80 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 1.51 Sweden: 7.31 Switzerland: 6.76 Tanzania: 7.72 Thailand: 14.57 Trinidad And Tobago: 11.06 Turkey: 13.52 Ukraine: 14.79 United Arab Emirates: 14.82 United States: 10.65 Uruguay: 14.70 Vietnam: 14.85

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Infrastructure

4.49 5.00 United Kingdom: 4.49 Argentina: 3.62 Australia: 4.35 Austria: 3.91 Bahamas: 0.45 Barbados: 2.92 Belize: 0.10 Brazil: 3.54 Bulgaria: 3.56 Canada: 5.44 Chile: 3.75 China: 4.17 Colombia: 3.33 Costa Rica: 3.23 Croatia: 3.64 Czech Republic: 3.89 Denmark: 4.34 Dominican Republic: 3.05 Ecuador: 2.74 Egypt: 3.31 El Salvador: 2.97 Estonia: 3.76 Finland: 4.12 France: 4.65 Germany: 4.66 Ghana: 2.62 Grenada: 0.30 Guatemala: 2.51 Guyana: 0.25 Haiti: 1.66 Honduras: 2.61 Hungary: 3.79 Iceland: 3.88 India: 3.41 Indonesia: 3.18 Ireland: 3.99 Israel: 3.96 Jamaica: 2.58 Japan: 4.34 Jordan: 3.08 Kazakhstan: 3.19 Kenya: 2.72 Latvia: 3.71 Lithuania: 3.66 Malawi: 3.44 Malaysia: 3.25 Mauritius: 3.32 Mexico: 3.73 Morocco: 3.07 Netherlands: 4.44 New Zealand: 3.98 Norway: 4.06 Panama: 3.21 Peru: 2.95 Philippines: 3.04 Poland: 3.74 Portugal: 4.14 Qatar: 3.60 Romania: 3.59 Russia: 3.88 Rwanda: 2.28 Singapore: 3.30 Slovak Republic: 3.52 Slovenia: 3.49 South Africa: 3.38 South Korea: 4.58 Spain: 4.37 Sri Lanka: 3.07 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 0.10 Sweden: 4.33 Switzerland: 4.43 Tanzania: 2.65 Thailand: 3.76 Trinidad And Tobago: 2.90 Turkey: 3.76 Ukraine: 3.16 United Arab Emirates: 4.18 United States: 4.60 Uruguay: 3.57 Vietnam: 3.26

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