Nine trade commissioners will be handed the job of promoting UK exports in a bid to maximise the economic benefits of Brexit if the Tories win the general election on Thursday.
And the Government's Board of Trade, the body that oversaw the nation's seafaring commercial expansion during the rise of the British Empire, is to be revived for a new post-Brexit role.
In its new guise, the body will bring together ministers and leading business figures dedicated to realising the Prime Minister's vision of a "Global Britain".
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It will also be tasked with with ensuring all regions and nations of the UK feel the benefit of the new era of prosperity generated by leaving the EU.
Ahead of today's announcement, Mrs May said: “The UK has always been a great nation, but 12 months ago the British people chose to build a more Global Britain.
“As we begin this exciting new chapter in our nation’s story, we are ready to pursue a bold and ambitious free trade agreement with the EU and strike new deals with old friends and new allies around the globe.
Nine trade commissioners will be handed the job of promoting UK exports
“The opportunities for our economy from Brexit are great, and I am determined the benefits of new jobs and prosperity will be spread equally across the United Kingdom – helping to build a stronger and more united country.”
The opportunities for our economy from Brexit are great
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Tory International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said: “There is a world of opportunity out there for the United Kingdom as we leave the European Union, but only Theresa May and the Conservatives have the plan and the ability to get the right deal for Britain.
“We will combine our bold and ambitious free trade vision with our commitment to strengthening the Union – making sure everyone shares in the benefits of Brexit.
Mrs May believes the opportunities for our economy from Brexit are great
“Jeremy Corbyn is not up to the job of battling for Britain on the world stage because he doesn’t believe in Brexit. Only a vote for Theresa May and the Conservatives on Thursday will deliver a brighter future for our country.”
And in a speech in the North East on Tuesday, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is expected to say: “We believe it is this country’s to not just with our friends and partners in the EU but with the whole of the rest of the world – the 93 per cent of humanity that does not live in the EU, as well as with the EU.
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According to a new index, the EU27 countries fall into three groups: hard-core, hard and soft. These are the countries with the highest scores which indicate a fairly strong opposition to Britain’s position
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France has the highest score in the index at 32.5
“If we are to make the most of that opportunity then we need the right economic policies.
"And it makes me shudder to think that we could seriously be about to elect a Corbyn-led coalition that would impose destructive new taxes on businesses, on homes, on gardens – at the very moment when we could be about to go forward with Global Britain.
“This is the moment to believe in the huge potential of Brexit Britain… Let’s get Brexit done. Let’s get Brexit right. Let’s believe in Britain.
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"And let’s work for the next 48 hours to make sure our negotiations are led by Theresa May and the Conservatives.”
Under the plan, each trade commission will be put in charge of fostering trade links in one of nine global regions.
The Board of Trade will oversee a planned new Shared Prosperity Fund to spread the financial benefits of Brexit.