What do local business leaders think about Liverpool becoming a freeport?


Rishi Sunak’s budget has named the city as one of eight low tax zones to boost the economy after Brexit

Liverpool was among eight English locations picked for a new freeport launched by the chancellor at the budget, as part of the government’s levelling-up agenda and to boost the economy after Brexit.

The Guardian spoke to local business leaders – brought together by Liverpool Chamber of Commerce on two Zoom meetings – before and after the budget, to gauge reaction on Merseyside to the announcement and other tax and spending measures.

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