Whatever Liz Truss says about freeports today, their greatest benefit is to tax abusers and, worse still, organised crime

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Liz Truss is, apparently, out and about, promoting freeports today.

I recently submitted a fairly lengthy comment to the Government's consultation on the creation of new Freeport in the UK, suggesting that it was almost impossible to identify any benefits that might arise from this proposal, whilst there were plenty of downsides to all-too-easily spot. This video builds on the ideas in that submission, pointing all the issues (including opportunities for the facilitation of crime) that such arrangements usually provide:

I wrote more on this issue in July.