The current cost of the service we provide across our waterways far exceeds the income we receive from customer charges.
We need to make our waterways more financially sustainable so we are carrying out a full review of navigation charges. We want our charges to be fair, transparent and linked more closely to the cost of the service we provide for boating customers.
This 2-year proposal will allow us time to fully develop our future charging plans and look at new ways to fund the service. We’ll use feedback from customers to make our work more financially sustainable, whilst providing customers with greater certainty about the charges they’ll need to pay until 2021.