Thames Boaters Encouraged to Respond to EA Charges Consultation

The boating organisations representing powered craft on the non tidal Thames have issued a Briefing Note encouraging all boaters to respond the current EA Consultation on Charges which closes on 16th. September.
The proposals include increased charges for the years 2022 to 2024 but also many other matters including a completely new approach to cross waterways charging with Medway and Anglian being changed from Length Only to L x B ( We say Thames better served by switching to charges by Length Only).
Also new proposals re short period registrations, refunds, part year, exemptions, business charges and much more .

EA Consultation Briefing Note

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Thames Boaters Encouraged to respond to EA Consultation on Charges 2022-24

The boating organisations representing powered craft on the non tidal Thames have issued a Briefing Note encouraging all boaters to respond the current EA Consultation on Charges which closes on 16th. September.
The proposals include increased charges for the years 2022 to 2024 but also many other matters including a completely new approach to cross waterways charging with Medway and Anglian being changed from Length Only to L x B ( We say NO , Thames better served by joining them as  charges by Length Only).
Also new proposals re short period registrations, refunds, part year, exemptions, business charges and much more .

EA Consultation Briefing Note

 

 

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29th April 2021 – EA Briefing re Moorings Management

The EA have released a Boaters Briefing Paper regarding revised arrangements for management of their short term visitor moorings on the non tidal Thames.

It can be read or downloaded HERE

Boaters mooring on the non tidal Thames are advised to pay attention to local signage and ensure they are aware of terms and conditions applying to mooring at any location.
Failure to do so may result in penalistic charges for non compliance.

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22nd April 2021 – Happy Boating and New Members Offer

The TMBA hopes all Thames boaters and visitors will be able to enjoy a return to more normal boating for this coming season.
We continue to offer a seco
nd year  of free membership to the end of December 2022 for all membership applications approved, and the membership fee paid by 31st June 2021.

Just sign up for membership HERE

Want to know more about us first ? Visit the website at www.tmba.org.uk

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3rd March 2021 – UK Boating Use of Red Diesel

The UK Government has announced the outcome of consultation on taxation treatment of supply of red diesel.
In summary, the current arrangements continue and  private leisure craft will continue to be able to purchase red diesel whilst declaring the proportion used for propulsion.
“4.6 Following consultation, the government has decided to maintain the entitlement to use red diesel beyond April 2022 for all commercial boat operating industries, including but not limited to the fishing and inland water freight industries.
4.7 The government has therefore decided not to change the treatment of private pleasure craft in Great Britain, where they will continue to be able to use red diesel and pay their fuel supplier the difference between the red diesel rate and the white diesel rate on the proportion they intend to use for propulsion.”

Full Announcement available HERE

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