We have received interim information from the EA confirming that they received a total of 441 responses to the recent charges consultation of which just 159 were from Thames based users. Given that there are over 8,000 registered powered craft on the non tidal Thames this is disappointing. The total responses are barely 50% of the number received for the previous consultation last year when there were 870 responses nationally. Thames only figures are not available.
The EA expect to be able to communicate the outcome and confirm new charges for 2019 during week commencing November 5th 2018.