Theresa May and 11 senior ministers thrashed out the UK’s approach to Brexit in an eight-hour discussion at the PM’s country retreat yesterday. It now remains to be seen how things go forward, given there have been clear differences between ministers over the way forward.

We are told the PM will set out the position in a speech next week, which will be eagerly awaited by finance directors keen to get some clarity on the plan for a deal with the EU.

After so much uncertainty, FDs quite reasonably need some assurance on the way forward- not another half-baked statement along the lines of what the Foreign Secretary gave us a few days ago.