31st May 2021

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Public Attitudes to Freeports


Attitudes to FreeportsChampioned by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, freeports have emerged as a flagship policy in the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda as a means to turbo-charge post-Brexit and post-COVID economic recovery by encouraging international trade. Following the announcement of eight successful bids in March’s Budget, This report from Copper Consultancy explores awareness and understanding of the freeport model amongst the public – and what this could mean for the fledgling freeports and others still intent on achieving designation.

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