Key Brexit department criticised for falling behind schedule

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Department for International Trade struggling to make deadlines and recruit staff

A key Brexit department has been accused of falling behind on its tight schedule and risking the future of British business in a critical report by Whitehall’s spending watchdog.

The Department for International Trade (DIT), which is in charge of developing post-Brexit free trade agreements, is struggling to make deadlines, recruit enough specialist staff or retrain its existing workforce, the National Audit Office said.

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