National consultations

From time to time we have to make major decisions about how we look after our canals and rivers.

Although we are not bound by them, whenever we do publish formal national consultations we will often try to follow the Government’s Consultation Principles.

Sometimes we want your feedback on a more local and informal level. You can check if there are any consultations happening in your area by visiting our regional pages.

We are seeking boaters' views on license T&Cs

We are reviewing the terms and conditions of our private boat licence and we are inviting feedback from boaters on the proposed changes.

Most of the terms and conditions remain the same, but in a number of areas they have been made clearer or strengthened to protect both boat owners and the Trust. They were last updated in 2015.

Boat licence holders are encouraged to complete an online survey which highlights the changes between the proposed and existing terms and invites feedback on the changes.

Please download our PDF version of the boat license terms and condition consultation survey

We ask those who may need specific support to complete the consultation or without computer access to contact Customer Services to make arrangements to complete the survey.

Closing date: 21st December

Last date edited: 9 December 2020