About The UK - India Relationship
The 2011 Census for England and Wales showed Indian was the third largest ethnic group with 1.4 million people (2.5% of the population). Roughly half the UK’s Indians are highly skilled professionals, working in business, government, health care, education, technology and other sectors.
➤ UK companies in India support close to 800,000 jobs according to the CBI’s second Sterling Assets India report
➤ Between 2000 and 2016, The UK invested $24.07 billion in India
➤ The UK represents 8% of all foreign direct investment into the country.
➤ India is the third largest investor in the UK creating thousands of new jobs
➤ 800 Indian companies in the UK employ 110,000 people in diverse sectors such as manufacturing and IT
➤ Indian companies in the UK have a turnover of 47.5 billion pounds in 2016.
According to the Centre for Economic and Business and Research (CEBR) latest world economic league table, bumper growth will place India as the world's 3rd largest economy in the 2030s while Brexit is set to transform Britain into a trading and manufacturing hub with a global outlook.
Links between the two countries are strong and the future provides enormous opportunities for Indian Professionals to participate and benefit from developments in both countries. Trade and investment between the two nations is vital now and for the future.