Thames Freeport incentives start today

A range of financial incentives for businesses locating at Thames Freeport formally come into operation from 19 November, aimed at new manufacturing, clean energy or logistics businesses. They cover the three sites at Ford Dagenham, the Port of Tilbury and London Gateway’s Logistics Park and include business rates relief for five years, enhanced capital allowances, relief from stamp duty and exemption from employer national insurance contributions for new and additional employees.  Thames ... [+]

Former transport secretary to spearhead Thames Freeport

Former transport secretary Ruth Kelly has been appointed as the first chair of Thames Freeport, encompassing the ports of London Gateway and Tilbury as well Ford’s Dagenham plant. She was MP for Bolton West from 1997 until 2010, during which time she served as Secretary of State for Transport, as well as ... [+]

Enquries surge at Thames Freeport

The two ports which made the successful Thames Freeport bid, London Gateway and Tilbury,  say they have received more new enquiries from businesses looking to relocate to the site this month than at any point in the last decade. They have ranged from space for industrial processes, manufacturing and logistics ... [+]

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