The government "will deliver" on the wishes of the British people to see controls on freedom of movement after the Brexit vote, Theresa May has said.
Mrs May told ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates she is approaching negotiations with EU leaders with an "open mind".
The prime minister, speaking at a news conference with her Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi, revealed that she had already begun preparations for Britain's "orderly departure" from the European Union.
She said she wanted to develop a post-Brexit model "that suits the United Kingdom and the European Union".
Mr Renzi said Britain could count on Italy's collaboration to make its exit from the EU work but called for a clear timeline to be set out.