Legal structures for businesses - an overview

UK economic interest groupings


A UK Economic Interest Grouping (UKEIG) is a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) that was registered in the United Kingdom on European Union exit day and was automatically converted to a UKEIG.

EEIGs registered in the UK on EU exit day would no longer meet the requirements of an EEIG as set out in EU legislation.

The automatic conversion into a UKEIG ensured that any existing EEIGs registered in the UK could continue to have a clear legal status after the UK had left the EU.

The UKEIG framework retains as many elements of the EEIG framework as it was possible and practicable to retain.

The most substantial change is that UKEIGs are unable to transfer their official address outside of the UK.

No new registrations as a UKEIG will be permitted.

Find out more about the operations of a UKEIG.