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Brexit survey for Bailiwick businesses

Brexit survey for Bailiwick businesses

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Brexit survey for Bailiwick businesses

Businesses in the Bailiwick are being asked to share information and views on Brexit to help the States continue planning for when the UK leaves the EU.

The Committee for Economic Development, working closely with the Policy & Resources Committee, has commissioned BMG Research Limited to carry out a study of the potential impact of Brexit on businesses in Guernsey, Alderney and Sark.

The findings will be used by the States to inform extensive ongoing work to plan for the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union (“Brexit”). The research will also help the States prepare for the future economic framework between the UK and the EU, and any opportunities which may arise for the Bailiwick, including preparations for the Bailiwick to join the WTO under the UK’s membership. 

BMG Research are conducting the survey primarily by telephone, with calls being made by trained market researchers to a sample of local businesses of varying sizes and across the economic sectors in the Bailiwick. Contact details have been sourced by BMG Research from Experian’s National Business Database. Businesses have been selected at random, but a number of variables have been considered to ensure that the overall sample represents the composition of Guernsey’s economy. 

Any business not contacted directly BMG Research, or which does not wish to participate in a telephone survey, has the option of completing an online version of the survey, via the link available at gov.gg/brexitsurvey.

Businesses can also request to take part in the telephone survey, by supplying their contact details to the survey project team at brexitsurvey@gov.gg. The project team will forward on the business’s details to BMG Research to arrange a follow-up call.

BMG will treat individual responses in the strictest confidence and businesses will not be identified in any information passed to the States without the express consent of the business being given. 

The survey will continue throughout September to enable as many businesses as possible to take part, either through telephone interview or the online survey.

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Posted by Chris Betley on
Am I alone in feeling this research exercise to be wasted money, given that 'planning for Brexit' is something of an impossibility until there is clarity on what the face of the UK's exit from the EU actually looks like? Each new day seems to present another view, keeping MPs, Euro MPs and the public second guessing on what lies ahead...
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