UK India Business Council – December Newsletter

UK India Business Council – December Newsletter

Here’s a special insight into PM May’s India visit from the UK India Business Council

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Richard Heald: CEO’s December newsletter
UK India Business Council CEO, Richard Heald gives his updates on a busy November. The Prime Minister’s visit to India was an overall success, and there are signs that 2017 could be a big year for the UK-India relationship.For all the key takeaways from Mrs May’s visit to India, and updates on new initiatives designed to take UK-India economic relations to the next level, read our CEO’s December newsletter in full.Read more here >
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Patricia Hewitt: Theresa May’s visit is the start of a new era for UK-India collaboration

UK India Business Council Chair, Patricia Hewitt, last month hailed the visit of Theresa May to India as a sign of the increasing importance of the relationship between the two countries.

In an article for the Daily Telegraph, Ms Hewitt was keen to highlight the untapped potential in the relationship – emphasising the “strong foundations” already in place.

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India-UK joint statement on Prime Minister’s India visit
After UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to India, the two governments released a joint statement detailing the successes of the trip.The two Prime Ministers emphasised working together on a contemporary and forward-looking global partnership to promote peace, security and prosperity of the two countries and act as a force for good in the world.Read more > 
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UK Secretary of State for International Trade speech to JETCO

The UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox, delivered a forward-looking speech to the 11th meeting of the UK-India Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO).

The Secretary of State hailed the “golden oppoortunity” for the UK-India relationship to grow exponentially in light of the UK’s decision to exit the European Union. Dr Fox was positive for the future, and promised that the UK would remain an “open, outward-looking” nation.

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Top UK companies pledge £29 million investment in creating 20 lakh workforce in India

Leading UK based companies, with significant presence in India, have signed the UK-India skills pledge, committing to invest £29.29 million to train about 20 lakk people in India by 2020.

Speaking about the pledge, UKIBC Chair, Rt Hon. Patricia Hewitt said, “this is another highly impressive example of the commitment UK companies have for India, and to skills development. India has an enormous pool of ambitious and talented young people.”

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