UNITED KINGDOM
Region: WESTERN EUROPE
128
of
14
Global Rank: 
19
of
8
Region Rank:

The UK’s IPRI score increased by 0.1 to 7.8 placing it 8th in Europe and 14th in the world. The UK is classified by the IMF as a member of the Advanced Economies group and the World Bank as a high income OECD country. The UK is in the European Union.
The Subindex for the Legal and Political Environment increased by 0.1 to 7.9 with scores of 8.7 in Judicial Independence, 8.8 in Rule of Law, 5.9 in Political Stability, and 8.5 in Control of Corruption. The Subindex for Physical Property Rights increased by 0.1 to 7.0 with scores of 8.8 in Property Rights, 9.3 in Registering Property, and 2.8 in Ease of Access to Loans. The Subindex for Intellectual Property Rights increased by 0.1 to 8.4 with scores of 8.4 in Intellectual property protection, 9.1 in Patent Protection, and 7.6 in Copyright Piracy Level.


IPRI Overall




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.8 14 of 128 8 of 19
Legal and Political 7.9 17 of 128 11 of 19
Physical 7.0 22 of 128 8 of 19
Intellectual 8.4 5 of 128 3 of 19


Legal and Political Environmental




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.9 17 of 128 11 of 19
Judicial Independence 8.7 10 of 128 8 of 19
Rule of Law 8.8 13 of 128 9 of 19
Political Stability 5.9 43 of 128 16 of 19
Control of Corruption 8.5 15 of 128 10 of 19


Physical Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 7.0 22 of 128 8 of 19
Protection of Physical Property 8.8 3 of 128 3 of 19
Registering Property 9.3 51 of 127 12 of 19
Access to Loan 2.8 76 of 128 14 of 19


Intellectual Property Rights




  Score Globally Regionally
Overall 8.4 5 of 128 3 of 19
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 8.4 7 of 128 4 of 19
Patent Protection 9.1 12 of 108 9 of 19
Copyright Protection 7.6 9 of 104 5 of 19
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1 FINLAND 8.4
2 NEW ZEALAND 8.3
3 LUXEMBOURG 8.3
4 NORWAY 8.3
5 SWITZERLAND 8.2
6 SINGAPORE 8.1
7 SWEDEN 8.1
8 JAPAN 8.1
9 NETHERLANDS 8.0
10 CANADA 8.0
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