Brexit: UK ready to 'buy in' trade experts
The UK is retraining civil servants as post-Brexit trade negotiators but is also set to "buy in" expertise from outside, a top official has told MPs.
The UK's capacity to negotiate trade deals with other countries after Brexit has been queried, with up to 100 staff needed alone for a single agreement.
Oliver Griffiths said negotiators were not "mythical creatures" and current staff had many of the skills required.
But he said the civil service would need to recruit "across the piece".
Whitehall is expected to have to recruit thousands - as many as 30,000... read more
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