Hammond says Brexit deal is a boost to the economy

The divorce deal agreed by London and Brussels on Friday is a boost to the British economy, Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Friday, as he urged both sides to now move on to a trade deal that supports jobs and prosperity.

“Delighted a deal agreed in Brussels that paves way for further progress on talks about future UK/EU relationship,” he said on Twitter. “A positive step.

“Today’s announcement in Brussels is a boost for Britain’s economy. Now let’s conclude a trade deal that supports Britain’s jobs, businesses and prosperity.”
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Costas Pitas)