UK policymakers are increasingly interested in how international trade in services are conducted. This type of information is important to understand the barriers UK businesses face when wishing to trade internationally, and helps UK policymakers negotiate trade. However, there is currently a lack of detailed information on this kind of data. ONS has launched new work which seeks to address this issue, giving clues as to how much of UK trade in services involves migration.
First exploratory estimates of UK trade in services by mode of supply, country and service type on a balance of payments basis using a new experimental dataset.