A consultation process is considering the introduction of Freeports across the UK in 2021.
- These Freeports will be located by airports, sea ports and rail ports
- Businesses, Port Operators and Local Authorities will be required to bid to create a designated Freeport
- Qualifying locations will benefit from reduced Tariffs and enhanced tax relief for a specific time period
- Tax relief is likely to include improved rate for Structures and Buildings Allowances (currently 3%) and Enhanced Capital Allowances which may provide a 100% deduction in year 1.