The United Kingdom of Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and Northern Ireland has the third highest population in Europe and the second largest economy. The UK economy has a strong service sector (79.2% of total GDP) with financial services a particular strength.
Britain’s decision in 2016 to leave the European Union has led to an extended period of economic uncertainty which is likely to continue for some time as the UK tries to map out new relationships with the rest of Europe and other major trading partners.
For companies based in the USA and other English-speaking countries, the UK is a natural starting point for a European market research programme. FieldworkHub’s home city of London is by far the largest centre for market research but we also run focus groups and other types of research in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle.
|Population (2020 estimate):||67.9 million|
|GDP (USD, 2018):||$2855 billion|
|GDP per capita (International $ at PPP, 2018):||$45 974|
|Currency:||Pound sterling (GBP or £)|
|Largest urban areas (by population, 2018 estimates):||London (9.0 million)|
Manchester (2.7 million)
Birmingham (West Midlands) (2.6 million)
Leeds/Bradford (1.9 million)
Glasgow (1.7 million)