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Free Zones

Question for Treasury

UIN 907220, tabled on 1 October 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of free ports to support the UK's global trade after the end of the transition period.

Answered on

8 October 2020

The government plans to establish Freeports across the UK. These will be national hubs for trade, innovation and commerce, regenerating communities across the UK. They can attract new businesses, spreading jobs, investment and opportunity to towns and cities up and down the country.

Our Freeports consultation response, published on Wednesday 7 October, sets out in more detail how Freeports will unleash the potential of ports across the country.

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Treasury
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