The UK and India: Bilateral Investment Relationship

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 India” establish India as a compelling market and investment destination.

The UK remains firmly with the G7, underpinned by a large, open and attractive market. The UK is home to the world’s leading research. It has some of the world’s top universities, is the European hub for innovation and technology start-ups, and remains the world’s leading financial centre. It benefits from a renewed top-down focus on economic competitiveness and commercial relationships with countries outside the EU.

UK businesses are engaged across all sectors and Indian firms in the UK are hungry for the upstream capabilities and technologies which the UK is so skilled at developing. And, as both economies become more digitally enabled and “data rich”, new opportunities are constantly emerging.

The UK India Business Council and its members continue to engage with the UK Government and the Union Government in Delhi and State governments across India on bilateral market access and ease of doing business issues.

This report will delve into the current state of UK-India bilateral investment, showing the latest data. It will also explore the latest trends in bilateral investment and will attempt to see what the future holds.


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