I'm designing a form that requires me to collect a user's region using the NUTS 1 standard for the options.
At the moment I'm ordering by the NUTS 1 Code which gives this:
NUTS 1 Regions
Yorkshire and the Humber
East of England
The East-West, North-South ordering of the English regions instinctively feels preferable to purely alphabetical, but I'm less certain about the arrangement of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Is there a standard for the arrangement of the NUTS regions? I suspect there isn't. If not, is there a standard for ordering the countries of the UK which would apply here?