UK chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid signalled Britain is planning to shift its economy further from the EU’s, firing an early salvo in what’s set to be a fractious year in hammering out their future relationship.

“There will not be alignment, we will not be a rule taker, we will not be in the single market and we will not be in the customs union — and we will do this by the end of the year,” Javid said in an interview with the Financial Times...

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