Proposed changes to boat licence fees
As part of our draft budget for 2023/24, we are proposing to increase most fees and charges by 10% in order to cover the costs of the service being charged for.
However, we understand the pressure of rising costs and recognise some businesses and individuals would find a 10% increase unaffordable.
We are therefore proposing an increase of just 5% to boat licence fees, which is below inflation so represents a real-terms cut in prices.
The new fees would take effect from April 2023 and are shown below.
|2022/23 fee||Proposed 2023/24 fee||Proposed increase|
|Operators licence (first grant)||£1,060.09||£1,113||5%|
|Operators licence renewal||£273.21||£287||5%|
|Boat licence (per boat)||£273.21||£287||5%|
|Crew licence (per person)||£43.72||£46||5%|
|Canoes, kayaks etc (per vessel)||£21.89||£23||5%|
|Transfer of boat licence||£109.28||£115||5%|
|Application to amend the licensing conditions||£327.85||£334||5%|
This consultation on these proposals closed on Thursday 2 March 2023. All the feedback we receive will be reported to councillors who will set the budget for the coming year.
Published: 11 November 2022