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News article created on 26 October 2015

No rise in licence fees in 2016

There will be no change to Canal & River Trust boat licences in 2016.

This good news for boaters is in line with the Trust’s three-year commitment to limit boat licence fee increases to inflation only until 2016 (based on the August 2015 Consumer Price Index) and is applicable to all private and business boats.

Mike Grimes, head of boating, said: “Boats bring life and colour to our canals and rivers and we are committed to offering fair prices to boaters who chose to cruise on our waterways. Licence fees won’t be changing in 2016, and this means boaters’ budgets will be able to stretch further. We hope it will help those who explore our canals and rivers, as well as those who live and work afloat.”

The new price lists for craft licences from 1 April 2016 will be uploaded to our website on 1 November 2015.

For further information please contact the Boat Licensing Team on 0303 040 4040.