Frequently Asked Questions

Are UK universities connected to the space sector?

As a founding member of the European Space Agency, how does the UK’s exit from the European Union (Brexit) impact space companies?

What support is available to help start-up space companies access funding (either grant support or private investment)?

What support and incentives can government agencies offer to overseas businesses looking to set up in the UK?

How can I find out more information on establishing a business or investing in the UK?

Are there any upcoming opportunities to network with space representatives in the UK to find out more about the sector?

Is the UK developing orbital launch capability?

I have questions on the tax landscape in the UK for companies, including income, VAT and corporation tax. Who can I speak with?

Does the UK offer shared facilities (e.g. for environmental testing for satellites or propulsion testing for launch vehicles) that can be accessed by companies that cannot build their own infrastructure?

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Feel free to use the Investor Launchpad to connect directly to a UK space cluster that matches your inward investment requirements. You can find links to their respective websites via our UK Cluster Directory interactive map.

Please click on ‘Get Tailored Support’ and fill in the short form if you would like tailored support from the UK Department for Business & Trade and/or a UK Space Cluster to facilitate your journey to invest and collaborate in the UK space ecosystem. We will direct your enquiry to the relevant stakeholders to best meet your inward investment needs.