Detail of feedback received
We continue to review responses to this consultation. We expect to issue a response in 2018.
This consultation seeks to gather the views of people and organisations from the maritime sector on our proposal to raise our range of fees.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is required to comply with the guidance set out in HM Treasury’s publication Managing Public Money. The full cost recovery norm for fees ensures Government neither profits at the expense of consumers nor makes a loss for taxpayers to subsidise. Since September 2006, the MCA has not changed its fee level and has consequently absorbed increases in ship registrations, ship surveys and merchant navy training costs. The recently published Maritime Growth Study identified full cost recovery as critical to improving the service provided by the MCA.
- MCA survey fees consultation 2016 – the main consultation document
- Annex A – Excel spreadsheet giving current and proposed fees
- Merchant Shipping Regulations 2006 – the current relevant regulations
- Merchant Shipping Regulations (proposed) 2017 – proposed new regulations incorporating the new fees
- MCA impact assessment reviewing the possible effects of raising fees
- Oxford Economics Report – an independent impact assessment
- Cross reference table – This is a guide to where fees can be found in Annex A, MCA impact assessment, 2006 Regulations and proposed 2017 Regulations for comparison purposes.