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Chancellor reassures firms on post-Brexit trade

Chancellor Sajid Javid
DAN KITWOOD
Chancellor Sajid Javid has taken steps to reassure businesses

Business leaders have welcomed what they call a clarification of the government's view that there would be "no alignment" with EU rules in a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU.

Chancellor Sajid Javid said the UK would use the power to diverge from Europe only when it was in the interests of business.

Concerned businesses had questioned him at the World Economic Forum.

His words, just six days ago, caused shockwaves for British industry.

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