LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Sajid Javid told representatives of the country’s financial services industry on Monday that the sector was a top priority for him as the country prepares to leave the European Union, a person familiar with the discussions said.
Sajid said he was committed to close dialogue with the largest firms in the sector at the meeting, his first major encounter with the industry since he took over as finance minister in July, the person said.
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He met heads of financial services firms and trade bodies at his Downing Street residence.
Brexit topped the agenda as the likelihood of Britain leaving the EU on October 31 without a deal with Brussels increases, a second source said.
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“Sajid said the government will be trying to give the message that Britain is still open to international talent,” the source said.
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