Philip Hammond to meet exporters

Philip Hammond to meet exporters

Some of Britain's major importers and exporters are set to meet Chancellor Philip Hammond for talks this week to discuss life after Brexit.

The event with the Chancellor is the latest in a series of meetings between Hammond and leading figures from industry as the country prepares for life after Brexit.

The gathering comes after international trade secretary Dr Fox was criticised by business groups after suggesting that some executives were more interested in playing golf than working to boost exports.

Hammond announced his programme of meetings with business sectors last week and has already met City leaders to discuss their views on Brexit.

The meetings, which will continue in the run-up to the Autumn Statement on 23 November, are aimed at ensuring continued investment "throughout this period of uncertainty" ahead of the UK formally leaving the European Union.

"That means listening to businesses and organisations who represent working people all over the country, and taking the necessary steps to maintain economic stability," he said.

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