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The United Kingdom and India have deep-rooted economic ties. There is an existing robust bilateral investment relationship that is only going to improve in the coming years. A fast-growing economy, important structural reforms such as GST, improvements in the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) in India, and programmes such as “Digital India” and “Make in […]

Indian Higher Education is on the verge of a major transformation as it modernises to meet unprecedented levels of demand, mounting pressure from rapid economic, demographic, and technological changes, and the associated evolving needs of industry. India’s present challenge and opportunity is to create a higher education system that allows its young population to achieve […]

The unprecedented 30-place jump made by India in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EODB) rankings, from 130 to 100, is an encouraging step in the right direction for businesses in India. This, combined with Moody’s raising of its global rating for India to Baa2, announced only days later, is compelling evidence of positive changes taking place within […]

This report on ‘Maternity Benefits and Facilitating Return to Work: The IT – BPM Industry’s Experience’ is the result of the collaboration between NASSCOM and Trilegal, and it showcases some of the best practices in maternity policies adopted by the IT-BPM Industry. It is the latest among the various reports that NASSCOM has published around […]

In partnership with PwC and the UK India Business Council (UKIBC), the CBI is delighted to introduce the second edition of ‘Sterling assets India’ – a study on the impact of the UK’s foreign direct investment in India.

In this discussion paper, we celebrate how SBM has galvanised a nation around a single cause like never before – to “Clean India”. The campaign has made significant progress certifying open defecation-free villages, while raising hygiene awareness and standards. SBM has also chipped away at the prejudice against those who work in waste disposal and […]

This submission is the outcome of extensive business consultation conducted by the UK India Business Council (UKIBC) and Confederation of British Industry (CBI), in advance of the India Budget which is due to be presented on 1st February 2017. The UK is the largest G20 investor and job creator in India. There are some 535 […]

A year on from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to London, and a matter of months since Theresa May chose India as her first non-EU bilateral visit, the country is making notable progress as a business environment. The UK India Business Council believes that UK companies’ perspective on India’s business environment, and the progress […]

Overview The last two years have been eventful for both UK and Indian politics, with both countries’ political, social and economic landscapes changing. May 2016 saw the culmination of two years of Modi Government – a crucial milestone, given the expectations raised and promises made. While in the first year the Indian Administration was brimming with optimism […]

Overview The Doing Business in India Report sets out the views of business people on the progress the Modi Government has made in the last 18 months on delivering his ‘red carpet’ not ‘red tape’ commitment. The research collected opinions from over 100 UK businesses operating in India and finds that a majority believe that India’s ease […]

As India strives to transform itself from a low-cost service provider to a world-class manufacturing and export hub, and the UK seeks to strengthen its presence in fast growth emerging markets, the relationship between the two countries is as important as ever and rich with new potential. The Taj Palace Hotel in the Indian capital […]

This report analyses the business relationship that UK companies have in India by profiling and studying over 500 UK companies in India. The UK has been the third largest source of FDI in India with a total investment of USD 21.76 billion between April 2000 and November 2014, and the largest in the G20. The […]

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