The Anonymous Widower

The Inland Freeport On The Banks Of The Manchester Ship Canal

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the Manchester Evening News.

These are the opening paragraphs.

Businesses on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal could benefit from tax reliefs, a reduction in red tape and increased investment with Freeport status.

Port Salford, an inland port in Eccles which opened in 2016, will be part of the Liverpool City Region’s new Freeport announced in the budget on Wednesday.

Up to 10,000 jobs could be created at the site in Salford where a further 320,000 sq m of employment space is planned alongside a new rail link – but the developer behind the scheme says its success does not depend on its Freeport status.

It looks from this that freeport status is not needed for the development at Port Salford to go ahead.

March 8, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel, World | , ,

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