MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in the city of Birmingham, Hammond said:
"In the meantime I can offer some additional certainty to British business and other organizations bidding to receive EU funding, while we are still a member [of the bloc]… The treasury will offer a guarantee to bidders, whose projects meet UK priorities and value for money criteria."
On June 23, the United Kingdom held a referendum to determine whether or not the country should leave the European Union. According to the final results, 51.9 percent of voters decided to support Brexit.
The Brexit decision caused economic turbulence in the UK economy, including a drop in the country’s stock indexes and a devaluation of the national currency.