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Generating jobs and growth with India

August 26, 2014 4:41 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Nick Clegg is leading a trade delegation in India with more than 40 British businesses, colleges and representatives of the aerospace industry to secure the incredible opportunities on offer.

As part of his visit, Nick met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss a number of issues where there is a natural partnership between the UK and India, including education, business, climate change and economic growth.

Since the new Indian Government was elected in May, they have been making plans to grow their economy.

United Biscuits and Lush are among iconic British brands that are flocking to India to take advantage of booming growth and ever increasing spending power.


Nick gave a speech at the GREAT Business Conference in New Delhi about what the UK companies can bring to India and how India's entrepreneurs to benefit from the UK's business environment.

Nick Clegg said:

"India's food and drink industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in this market. I am delighted to see British companies expanding, and I am glad to see the delegation I am leading helping our great retail sector to make even greater inroads and launching iconic brands globally."

With India also boosting its education sector, Nick announced a new exchange programme which will see thousands of young people from the UK travel to India to work and study.

The new British Council Scheme will unlock opportunities for many British students whose experience of living and working in India will help equip them for jobs in the global marketplace.