Red Tape Risk: Who in the G20 Is Cutting It?

By Eric Roston - 2013-11-15T15:08:34Z

Photograph by Tom Nagy

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United Kingdom

2014 Rank: 10
Change From 2013 Rank: Improved by 1

The U.K. has the world's highest-ranking credit system, with ample protections for borrowers and lenders and top marks for disclosure and transparency. 

Bureaucracy weighs down the nation's overall ranking when it comes to property transfers, electrical connections and contract enforcement, where costs propel the nation's average above that of OECD peers. 

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