ENGLAND scored a double success in India yesterday — beating them at cricket and inking a new trade accord.
Trade Secretary Liz Truss hailed 1,540 new jobs in the UK created on the back of the post-Brexit “Enhanced Trade Partnership” with Delhi.
She said: “India is the world’s biggest democracy and a nation that shares our belief in free enterprise.
“Deeper trading ties will create opportunities for UK businesses that were simply not there as part of the EU, and set the stage for a much closer partnership with one of the economic powerhouses of the present and future.”
It puts the two countries on the path to a rapid free-trade deal to build on the £23billion of existing business.
A major investment by Indian tech firm Tata Consultancy Services will bring the 1,500 jobs to sites all over the UK.
And Indian pharmaceutical giant Wockhardt has also confirmed investment in Wrexham, leading to 40-plus jobs.
A source said: “This is a big win for Britain and shows exactly why we left the EU.
“Liz is working at lightning speed to get things done, helping to make good on the promise of Brexit.
“More trade equals more jobs, and this announcement shows that.”
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