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Victoria Hewson comments on the creation of up to ten Freeports after Brexit

Commenting on the announcement that up to ten Freeports will be created after the UK leaves the EU, the Institute of Economic Affairs’ Head of Regulatory Affairs Victoria Hewson said:

“Done right, Freeports can be transformative. This announcement sends a strong message that the UK is serious about embracing the freedoms that come with leaving the EU customs union and single market.

“We should ensure that this programme frees businesses from the burdens of bureaucracy and high taxation in a truly creative way; and encourages real investment rather than diversion of business from other parts of the country.”

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