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This is the UK India Business Council’s sixth annual ‘Doing Business in India’ Report, in which we outline the point of view of UK businesses and higher education institutions on India’s business environment and the ease of doing business. This report details why companies want to do business in India, the challenges they face in […]

UK India Business Council, with our partners KPMG, have come together to produce this significant report on opportunities in the Indian Aerospace and Defence Industry. India has one of the largest defence industrial complexes in the developing world, yet the country continues to be overwhelmingly dependent on arms and equipment imports. This low level of […]

White Paper on Removing Barriers to Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management using Anaerobic Digestion in India India is the 5th largest economy in the world today with an ambition to become a USD 3 trillion economy (making it the 3rd largest economy in the world) by 2025. Accompanied by this ambitious target is the fact […]

This report outlines the breadth of advocacy work that the UKIBC has delivered in the last twelve months and sets out our objectives and plans for 2020. 2019 was another important year, during which we secured a number of advocacy wins that enhance the UK-India bilateral relationship. These include reforms to increase the post-study work […]

With the UK developing policies to enable UK universities to expand their international engagement and India embarking on the largest reform of its higher education sector in a generation, the time is right to ask UK higher education institutions about the future with India. This report gathers the views of UK universities and business schools […]

This report marks the fifth annual ‘Doing Business in India’ Report by the UK India Business Council (UKIBC). Building on our previous reports, we asked UK companies and higher education institutions operating in India about India’s business environment, why they want to do business in India, the challenges they have faced, and their priorities for […]

The UK India Business Council’s formal submission on India’s New Education Policy on behalf of our UK higher education members, grounded in our report, ‘Beyond the Top 200’, published in November 2018. Our submission was made to Minister of State for Human Resource Development (MHRD), Shri Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre, by a delegation of UK higher […]

The Business Case for a UK-India Data Garage Grounded in extensive interactions with Government and business across the UK-India corridor, the UKIBC has prepared this Briefing Note to facilitate consultation on the promising future of the UK-India Tech Partnership. A Data Garage is a ‘’virtual innovation” facility that enables participants seeking to deliver digital innovation […]

The Business Case for India’s Personal Data Protection Bill Grounded in extensive interactions with Government and business across the UK-India corridor, the UK India Business Council has prepared this briefing note to facilitate consultation on the Government of India’s draft Personal Data Protection Bill 2018 and the promising future of the UK-India Tech Partnership. This […]

India is on the cusp of implementing legislation that will govern the use of immense personal data caches being generated by nearly a fifth of the world’s population. With the delivery of the JAM (Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile) trinity, the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), online filing of taxes, and the explosion of social […]

The Collaborate Project offers A12-hour Free Support Programme for SMEs Collaborate is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and partner organisations. As a part of this project, Leicester City Council has commissioned the UK India Business Council to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Leicester and Leicestershire, 12 hours of […]

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