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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 […]

The new Indian leadership is driving forward an ambitious agenda to transform the country from a low cost service provider to a world-class manufacturing and export hub – while significantly improving the operating environment to make it a truly attractive business destination. As the leading investor in India and a well-established economy, with world-leading technology, […]

Globally renowned British companies like BP, Vodafone, G4S, JCB, GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever together with many smaller companies are successfully creating jobs and contributing to the growth of the Indian economy. India remains a hugely attractive investment destination for British companies and several of them are now household names in India, doing business in the country […]

India’s education sector is being revolutionised by rapid increases in Internet penetration and the availability of low-cost mobile devices. Technology has the potential to multiply reach. Realising this opportunity many foreign and domestic training providers already offer online education opportunities in the country. Yet efforts are still fragmented and many of the more advanced innovations […]

India is currently experiencing a revolution in how consumer goods are marketed, sold and used. As a result India’s organised retail sector presents immense opportunities for UK Fashion and Beauty companies, which benefit from India’s continuing love affair with British brands and belief. In the minds of Indians, UK brands represent style and quality. As […]

This report, produced by Ernst & Young in association with the UKIBC, highlights the opportunities in India’s retail and consumer products sector in view of the recent regulatory changes and evolving consumer base. It provides a clear roadmap to setting up operations in India, and considers challenges facing potential investors.

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