Government issues official Freeports Consultation Response, Oct 2020

In February this year, the government set out proposals for a new Freeport policy in their Freeports consultation. Subsequently, due to the impact of Covid-19, the consultation process was extended to capture views, particularly from the business sector. Accordingly, UKWA sought views from members by way of a survey and prepared a formal submission in response to the consultation in June.

The government has now produced a response document, which sets out how the UK Freeports vision has been developed in response to the consultation feedback. It reaffirms a commitment to establishing Freeports across the whole of the UK, provides greater detail about how Freeports will work and the benefits they are believed to offer.

The document also outlines government plans for a bidding process to decide Freeport locations, which will be launched shortly.

Read report>

Filed under: White Papers

Tagged with: Freeports response

Strictly Necessary

These cookies are required for our website to operate and include items such as whether or not to display this pop-up box or your session when logging in to the website. These cookies cannot be disabled.


We use 3rd party services such as Google Analytics to measure the performance of our website. This helps us tailor the site content to our visitors needs.


From time to time, we may use cookies to store key pieces of information to make our site easier for you to use. Examples of this are remembering selected form options to speed up future uses of them. These cookies are not necessary for the site to work, but may enhance the browsing experience.


We may use advertising services that include tracking beacons to allow us to target our visitors with specific adverts on other platforms such as search or social media. These cookies are not required but may improve the services we offer and promote.

Change Settings

Welcome. You can control how we use cookies and 3rd party services below

Change Settings Accept
Learn how we use cookies
- Enter Your Location -
- or -