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Theresa May in Midlands to highlight expertise of British firms

Theresa May in Midlands to highlight expertise of British firms Credit: PA

Prime Minister Theresa May is in the West Midlands today to highlight the expertise British firms and academics have to offer.

The PM joined Chancellor Philip Hammond, where they were visiting new research and innovation facilities at Warwick University as well as vehicle manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover.

The visit comes ahead of this weekend's G20 summit of leading global economies in China, where she will tell fellow leaders the UK is "open for business".

Speaking in the West Midlands, Mrs May said:

This country has always been one of the greatest trading nations, and as we leave the European Union we will have the opportunity to embrace new markets and opportunities as we export British innovation and expertise to the world.

I am determined to make the most of the opportunities Brexit presents - delivering the change that people want and striking the right deal for British businesses at home and abroad.

– Prime Minister Theresa May
A Land Rover on display at a Land Rover dealership in the midlands. Credit: PA

Mr Hammond said:

This Government is committed to building an economy that works for everyone, not just the privileged few. One aspect of this is building on our productive, open and competitive business environment, as part of our industrial strategy.

As an outward-looking country we will continue to attract companies to invest and grow in the UK, while supporting British businesses like JLR and the hard-working people who make them great.

– Chancellor Philip Hammond

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