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Freeport consultation gets underway – updated

The Government has opened a ten-week consultation on creating up to ten freeports and hopes that the first can begin operating in 2021.  Sea, air and inland ports would be able to bid for freeport status, with up to ten being created around the country. In a statement, chief secretary to the Treasury, Rishi Sunak said: “Freeports will unleash the potential in our proud historic ports, boosting and regenerating communities across ... [+]

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