Freeports – Chancellor names eight lucky winners

The Chancellor has chosen eight locations for the first freeports in England in today’s Budget.They are: East Midlands Airport, Felixstowe/Harwich, Liverpool, Humber, Plymouth, Solent, Thames and Teesside.  However the British Ports Association said more designations could be needed elsewhere to prevent regions losing out. BPA chief executive Richard Ballantyne, described them as “an interesting selection” He looked forward to a continuing a partnership with ministers who rightly recognise the critical role ... [+]

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