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UK’s new low-tax low-regulation free ports – 21 applications to include Doncaster and Tyne

Others include Humber, London Gateway with Tilbury, Southampton, Plymouth, Bristol Port, Prestwick Aiport, Grangemouth, Aberdeen/Peterhead, Milford Haven, as well as Bournemouth Airport and Manchester Airport.

FT’s Chief Political Correspondent, Jim Pickard, also reports Newport, Cardiff, Swansea Port Talbot, will likely also join as an area likely to apply.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is thought to want the UK’s 10 free ports to be up and running within a year of Britain fully cutting ties with the bloc on December 31.

A Treasury insider said: “We remain committed to free ports.

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