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Chancellor to promise a series of post-Brexit financial partnerships

Philip Hammond will use speech to outline a plan for striking deals outside the EU

The government plans to safeguard London’s position as the world’s leading financial centre after Brexit by signing a series of financial partnerships with non-EU countries.

Philip Hammond will use his keynote Mansion House to the City’s elite on Thursday to say that the government intends to strike deals outside of the single market that will make the UK a gateway to financial markets.

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