The government might not have had much luck getting businesses to sign its letter backing the way Theresa May and team have been handling Brexit, but the CBI has had rather more support for its own memo.

More than 100 businesses, including BT, Centrica and Zurich, have put their names to a letter urging Brexit secretary David Davis and his EU counterpart Michel Barnier to secure a transitional deal ahead of the fourth round of talks next week.

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