New freeports, more funds and infrastructure in the UK

Rishi Sunak chancellor (UK Government)

Eight new freeports have been announced for the UK, reaching from Liverpool to Felixstowe, and inland at East Midlands Airport, adjacent to the rail facilities of the East Midlands Gateway logistics park. The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, made the announcement as he delivered his budget speech to the UK parliament this afternoon (3 March). Among the headlines with most relevance to the rail eight industry. Amid many measures designed to promote economic recovery after the end of national lockdown and post-pandemic.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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