Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Friday, October 02, 2020
The Port Infrastructure Fund
Today, the government opens the £200 million Port Infrastructure Fund for bids, so that Britain's ports can accelerate their preparations for our new relationship with the EU and the world.
With just three months until the end of the transition period, businesses need to prepare now for the new procedures that will come into place whether or not we reach a trade agreement with the EU.
That’s why the government has launched a £200 million Port Infrastructure Fund, opening today for bids, giving one-off grants to ports to build new border facilities. Britain will introduce border controls in three stages up until 1 July 2021, giving the industry extra time to make the necessary arrangements, as we work to create the world’s most effective and secure border.
This investment will help ensure that ports and businesses are ready to seize the significant opportunities that lie ahead.