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Establishing Freeports in England

Establishing Freeports in England

20 May 2020

The government wants to establish freeports, which have different customs rules than the rest of the country, that are innovative hubs, boost global trade, attract inward investment and increase productivity. In doing so, the government wants freeports to generate employment opportunities to the benefit of some of our most deprived communities around the UK.

The government has the following objectives for UK freeports:

  • establish freeports as national hubs for global trade and investment across the UK;
  • promote regeneration and job creation;
  • create hotbeds for innovation.

FPC responded to the UK Government’s consultation on establishing Freeports in England.