Hammond Meets U.K. Companies to Hear Post-Brexit Hopes and Fears

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Philip Hammond

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U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will meet with business leaders Monday evening to hear their concerns and demands as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

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Members of the British Chambers of Commerce will also use the meeting in London to press for Hammond to support business growth in his autumn statement, which is scheduled for Nov. 23.

“Businesses are still digesting the result of the EU referendum and the challenges and opportunities it brings,” BCC acting Director General Adam Marshall said in an e-mailed statement. “It is crucial that the government focuses on actions that support business investment and confidence. Decisions on business-boosting infrastructure projects, revisions to our outdated business rates system, and a pledge not to introduce input taxes and other costs on business should be at the forefront of the Chancellor’s mind.”

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