On 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has assigned Oxford Research to conduct a focus group study aimed at highlighting the possible impacts of Brexit on UK-Sweden trade relations.

The British market has long been one of the most important international markets for Swedish businesses, being the sixth largest Swedish export market in 2016.  In total there are about 1000 Swedish affiliates established in the UK, and the demand for Swedish products and services has experienced a steady growth in recent years. The British exit from the European Union, however, is expected to have major implications for Swedish businesses trading with the UK.

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has assigned Oxford Research to conduct a focus group study that serves to highlight the possible implications of Brexit on UK-Sweden trade. The aim of the study is to map Swedish business actors and furthermore to explore how they perceive risks and opportunities related to the British exit from the European Union. The study, which will be carried out in collaboration with Coffey, will be conducted using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods.

For questions about the study, please contact Analyst Anna-Karin Gustafsson at anna-karin.gustafsson@oxfordresearch.se.