Government asks big companies to sign letter backing Brexit strategy

Letter states ‘we believe this is a good time for employers to work with government’, a second embarrassing leak in 24 hours

No 10 has been asking major UK companies to sign a letter supporting its Brexit strategy, despite concerns in the corporate world about how immigration and trade will be affected.

The letter, first seen by Sky News, was circulated to some FTSE 100 chiefs and others leaders but it was soon leaked by a company furious that Downing Street wanted it to support a plan that would be damaging to the interests of businesses.

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