“Fantastic news” – Solent freeport could attract £2bn investment and create 52,000 jobs


 

Meachers Global Logistics has hailed the creation of freeports at eight sites around England, saying Solent’s new status will create a much better environment for international trade. The Chancellor announced plans for ports to become low tax zones in his Budget speech, saying they would create special economic sites, which would attract money and jobs. The freeports include East Midlands airport; Felixstowe and Harwich; Hull; London Gateway and Solent. Each zone includes a port and the zones can stretch as […]