May to meet business leaders to discuss Brexit


LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will meet around 120 chief executives and international investors on Wednesday to discuss Brexit and next week’s budget, her spokesman said.

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and Finance Minister Philip Hammond visit Leeds College of Building, Leeds, Britain, November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Owen Humphreys/Pool

“As part of ongoing prime minister and senior ministerial engagement with business, next Wednesday the prime minister and the chancellor will meet with a group of business leaders to provide an update on Brexit and the recent budget,” the spokesman told reporters.

He said the two would make statements and then take questions from the chief executives and investors.

Reporting By Elizabeth Piper. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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