On 18 January, HM Treasury published a bidding prospectus gives further details on the UK Freeports model and sets out how bidders can apply for Freeport status in England.  It sets out the government’s ambition for Freeports policy, the government’s core Freeport objectives, what is expected of bidders and what a best-in-class Freeport proposal will set out.  Bidders wanting to apply for Freeport status in England should apply noon on 5 February.



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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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