Theresa May calls Brexit meeting amid reports of single market split

Number of senior figures thought to believe all options including staying part of economic area should remain on table

EU2-GuardianTheresa May is to meet her cabinet at Chequers after asking for each minister to report back on how they believe Britain can make a success of Brexit in their areas.

The meeting on Wednesday comes amid reports of a government split over whether or not the UK government should attempt to retain membership of the single market.

A number of senior figures, including the chancellor, Philip Hammond, according to the Sunday Times, are thought to believe that all options including staying part of the economic area should remain on the table.

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