Brexit: PM and ministers on the road as new talks begin

Theresa May has said Brexit will give British businesses the chance to find new markets and opportunities around the world.

She made the comments on the day Cabinet ministers will begin Brexit talks with foreign counterparts.

It comes after Cabinet members met at the prime minister's country retreat, Chequers, to discuss plans for Brexit.

Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson and David Davis are among those meeting foreign counterparts as the talks get underway.

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Britain is 'open for business around the world'

Theresa May has said that Britain is now "open for business around the world" as she was asked to assure a car manufacturer that Brexit could work for them.

The Prime Minister hailed Jaguar-Land Rover - which wanted to remain inside the EU - a "fantastic British success story" and said she would be working "for the best deal" for Britain and British businesses going forward.

She added that she would be taking the positive "message" from the car manufacturer, that British companies can succeed and thrive, to the G20 meeting over the weekend.

Hammond: UK will attract foreign firms after Brexit

Philip Hammond has pledged his commitment to making Brexit work for Britain. Credit: PA

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said the UK will continue to attract foreign businesses in post-Brexit Britain, as he renewed the Government's pledge to build an economy that "works for everyone".

Mr Hammond was speaking in the West Midlands, where he is visiting new research and innovation facilities at Warwick University with Prime Minister Theresa May as well as vehicle manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover.

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.

– Philip Hammond

May: UK will make the most of Brexit opportunities

Theresa May holding a cabinet meeting at Chequers on Wednesday. Credit: PA

Brexit will give British businesses the chance to find new markets and opportunities around the world, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.

Mrs May's comments come 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".

The prime minister was speaking in the West Midlands, where she joined Chancellor Philip Hammond on a visit to Warwick University's new research and innovation facilities and vehicle manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover.

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.

– Theresa May


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