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    UK Gov't Establishes Group to Engage Business During Brexit

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    The UK government on Thursday established an inter-ministerial group to engage with businesses across the country during the transitional Brexit period, a press release on the government official website confirmed.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — The first meeting of the group, including the energy, environment, culture, defense, foreign, and trade ministers as well as the chief secretary to the Treasury, will take place next week.

    "A new business engagement inter-ministerial group, chaired by the Business Secretary Sajid Javid and bringing together ministers from across government to coordinate engagement with the business community, has been established today (30 June 2016)," the press release reads.

    "Now more than ever, businesses need certainty so it’s vital that the government maintains an open and continuous dialogue. We must work together to make sure the world knows that the UK is still open for business and remains an attractive place with which to trade and invest," UK Secretary of State for Business Sajid Javid, who chairs the newly-established group, was quoted as saying in the statement.

    Last week, UK nationals held a referendum on the country’s EU membership. According to the final results, 51.9 percent of voters, or 17.4 million people, decided to support Brexit, while about 16.1 million opposed it.

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