First freeports in operation by end of 2021

The government has set out further details of its plans for freeports, saying that the first sites would be open for business in 2021. Following a consultation on the proposals it has confirmed that sea, air and rail ports in England will be invited to bid for Freeport status before the end of the year. It said that it wishes to deliver freeports as soon as possible and will make further ... [+]

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