A major accountancy firm will temporarily stop bidding for contracts to try to mend relations with the Government following a row over a Brexit memo, according to reports. Deloitte said it had “put forward a plan” for working with Number 10 that was intended to “put this matter behind us”. This includes a six-month moratorium on pitching for lucrative Government work, The Times reported. The memo, prepared by the firm last month and seen by Sky News, warned Cabinet splits were delaying the Government’s ability to agree a negotiating strategy , which may not be ready for six months. :: Five things the leaked Brexit memo tells us Advertisement Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player PM won’t guarantee Parliament a final vote on Brexit plan Prime Minister Theresa May’s deadline for triggering Article 50 – the formal process for leaving the European Union – is the end of March. Deloitte identified “well over 500 projects” being undertaken by Whitehall departments to implement Brexit, creating the need for up to 30,000 extra civil servants. More from Brexit Food exports to EU slumped by as much as 60% in January, MPs told Brexit: EU accuses UK of ‘shortcomings’ over… Read full this story
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