Large areas of England have been given over to shady freeport companies. Giving freedom to change the local laws and evade planning. People need to understand the risks.

This article identifies why campaigners are concerned:

Is your area included? Find out here:

The relationship between Local Authorities and Freeports is difficult to establish but it is worth finding out what has been discovered by the Bylines network for your area.

Some areas already have Port Management companies announced and it is well worth checking out who is behind the organisation. Once you have a name you can check the directors at Companies House.

Check Twitter for updates on what is going on in your area using the hashtag #freeports.