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Energy UK responds to the publication of the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

Following the Prime Minister's announcement this evening that the Cabinet has backed a draft Withdrawal Agreement, Energy UK issued the below statement.

Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK, said:

"We welcome the news this evening on the significant progress towards delivering a Withdrawal Agreement that will avoid the cliff-edge scenario which would be so damaging for the energy sector and its customers. 

"While there is clearly still much work to be done, it is a positive development to see energy included in the outline Political Declaration, and we recognise the hard work that has gone into ensuring energy is a key part of the future EU-UK relationship.

"It is critical we ensure the smooth functioning of markets and the continued free flow of energy and cooperation on tacking climate change, in order to benefit our environment and keep bills down for UK customers and businesses.  We therefore welcome the progress made and will continue to work with the Government to ensure the best Brexit deal for the energy sector, our economy and the environment.”

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