Final Report: Citizens’ Juries on UK Trade Policy
Grimes, D, et al (2023) Final Report: Citizens’ Juries on UK Trade Policy, CITP
Published 25 April 2023
CITP commissioned NatCen's Centre for Deliberative Research (CDR) to conduct a series of citizens’ juries on UK trade policy. Conducted in early 2023, the research explored what members of the public across the four nations of the UK feel about those trade-offs in four areas of trade policy as well as how they went about making choices about such trade-offs and whom they would trust to make and to inform trade-policy decisions. The research reveals that, when asked to rank the most important objective overall for trade policy, people valued economic growth. However, when asked about specific trade-offs, the majority prioritised workers’ rights, human rights, data privacy and maintaining food standards over more trade.