The UK Government is committed to creating, supporting and extending the power of opportunity to all parts of the country, and Freeports are part of their answer. Freeports will make it easier for businesses with the ambition and appetite to do what they do best and create jobs, growth and solutions for the future.

Freeports are a flagship government programme that will play an important part in the UK’s post-Covid economic recovery and contribute to realising the levelling up agenda, bringing jobs, investment and prosperity with targeted and effective support.

Freeports are secure customs zones where business can be carried out inside a country’s land border, but where different tax and customs rules apply. Businesses in Freeports will benefit from more generous tax reliefs, simplified customs procedures and wider government support.