It’s worth always keeping in mind, as India’s middle class grows to a quarter of a billion consumers, any greater access to this market now could be a huge boost for UK firms across all sectors. When we approach an FTA, we try not to limit ourselves to tariff lines, or specific provisions. We think holistically about the deal, how businesses big and small can take advantage of easier trade, or how the deal we agree becomes the foundation for more collaboration down the line.
Of course, we’re always looking to make sure that companies can have a smoother time of it whether they are exporting whisky or financial services, but again, we’re engaging with the partner across from us. I think if we can point to this deal as the best that India has made to date, we put ourselves in a strong position to help the whole of the UK.