EA Navigation Charges 2013

19th November 2012

The Environment Agency has announced that it will continue to apply cost increases to its licences at Consumer Price Index + 2% until 2015. This is in contrast to Canal & River Trust’s position, where following their boaters' survey which identified cost as a major concern, CRT gave a commitment of just inflation increases beyond the current spending round period. EA was unable to give a similar commitment because, unlike CRT which now has certainty of funding for a 15-year term, the EA does not know what the government's funding position will be from year to year and the Agency is currently facing more funding cuts.