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Release date: Thursday 24 November, 2022 This is the UK India Business Council’s eighth annual ‘Doing Business in India’ Report, a series that began in 2015 in which we uncover the views and experiences of UK businesses and higher education institutions on India’s business environment. This report details UK businesses motivations for doing business in […]

India’s states and union territories are diverse, across geography, language, cultures, and business, with varying strengths. As a consequence, to truly succeed in India and to maximise the potential of bilateral trade and investment, UK businesses should be cognisant of the range of opportunities and strengths across India’s states. This report series assesses the economies […]

Working in partnership with businesses, the Government of India and State Governments have taken many positive steps in recent years to make India an easier place to do business and a more attractive destination for investment. From the introduction of GST, to the reduction of the corporate tax rate, to stripping-out bureaucracy, we applaud Governments […]

The transformation of India’s Higher Education (HE) sector, as articulated through the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, presents an exciting opportunity for innovative interventions from both domestic and international providers. Core to India’s HE reform, the NEP addresses some of the key challenges facing the sector including; access, formalisation of technical and vocational training (TVET) […]

The aerospace and defence sector in India is at an inflection point, given the modernisation and indigenisation programmes being undertaken by all the three services of one of the largest military forces in the world. The Ministry of Defence has formulated a comprehensive plan for modernisation of obsolete equipment through a long-term vision plan, a […]

The gaming industry is one of the fastest growing, most dynamic, yet least understood sectors in the Indian economy. Depending on what game, and in which State, different aspects of the industry, such as betting on sports, are regulated, banned, legal, flourishing, volatile, or prone to drastic policy changes. In the past decade, however, legislative […]

Release date: 4th April 2022 This report highlights the contribution of UK businesses in India relative to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 17 interlinked global goals designed to be “a blueprint to achieve a better and core sustainable future for all”. The UK and India are important economic and political partners. We have […]

Across the world, countries are trying to unlock the economic potential of data. Data accessibility, usability and availability will be key to doing so and, in this globalised world, enabling free flow of data across borders will be equally important. The UK and India are two such countries that have been trying to unlock this […]

Release date: 19th January 2022 This report outlines the breadth of advocacy work that the UK India Business Council has delivered in 2021 and sets out our objectives and plans for 2022. The UK and India are important economic partners, and the mutually beneficial relationship has taken a step up in 2021. On May 4, […]

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