Boat licence fees frozen for 2019
The Canal & River Trust has confirmed private and business boat licence fees will be frozen for 2019 and will remain at current prices until 1 April 2020.
The prompt payment discount will be retained but reduced to 5% from 1 April 2019. This is the only change made to licence fees for 2019. From 2020, part of this discount (2.5%) will apply for those who manage their payments online, meaning boaters who may not be able to afford to pay the licence fee in one lump sum will also be able to benefit from a discount.
Jon Horsfall, head of customer service support at Canal & River Trust, said: ““The changes we’re making to boat licensing are intended to ensure the financial contribution made by boaters towards the cost of looking after the waterways is spread fairly across the boating community.
“We’re staggering the changes we announced in March over a five-year period so there’s no sudden impact on any boaters, and we’re keeping headline licence fees frozen for the next year which will help offset the reduction in the prompt payment discount from 10% to 5% for those who pay their full licence fee upfront.”
In addition to length-based pricing, from April 2020 two additional pricing bands for boat widths over 2.16 to 3.24m (7ft 1” to 10ft 7¾”) and those over 3.24m width (10ft 7¾”) will be introduced.
The changes follow the Trust’s national boat licence consultation.
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