Foreign Investment in UK

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many new inward investment projects were secured for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively in the last year for which figures are available; and what is their estimate of the number of new jobs associated with these projects in each of the four nations respectively.

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During 2014/15 UKTI recorded a total of 1,988 successful foreign direct investment projects successfully landing in the UK. The table shows the regional distribution of these projects, and the estimated number of new jobs created.

Nation

Inward Investment Projects 2014/15

Estimated new jobs associated

England (excluding London)

905

38,157

London

796

21,776

Scotland

119

5,445

Wales

101

5,085

Northern Ireland

48

4,007

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