Boater Report 2020

The Boater Report gives an overview of how much it costs to maintain our canals and rivers. This includes where our money comes from and where it gets spent, for example how much gets spent on dredging or customer service.

Family sitting on a lock gate watching canal boats 'Gongoozling' (watching canal boats) at Stoke Hammond, Grand Union Canal

Have you ever wondered how much the boating community contributes to the upkeep of our canals and rivers? Or perhaps you’re more interested in how we invest our income in the network? Find out all the answers in the 2020 issue of the Boater Report.

The report also includes information on licence evasion, the role of volunteering and the importance of boating on our waterways. This year you can also meet some of our colleagues from different departments and find out more about their roles.

If you’re a boat licence holder, we'll send you a PDF of the report along with your licence renewal or if you’re buying a boat licence for the first time. 

Looking for information about 2019? Take a look back at our previous report.

What would you like to see in our 2021 report?

We’re interested to hear your feedback to understand what information you find most useful, and whether there are any other aspects of our work that you'd like to see more of in future reports.

Last date edited: 28 October 2020