Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 27th April 2021.

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Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chancellor of the Exchequer

At the Budget, I announced the location of eight freeports in eight regions of England following a highly competitive process. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is now leading a cross-Government effort to support the winning bidders to establish their freeport, and we expect the first freeports to open later this year.