Environment Agency Navigation charges 2012-14

Issue date: 14th November 2011

EA is increasing its navigation charges by the consumer price index plus 2% per year in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Navigation charges will consequently rise by 6.4% from January 2012.

Having listened to the concerns of the boating community EA plan to:

  • annually review the impact of increases, together with economic and other pressures on registration numbers and review subsequent increases for 2013 and 2014 if EA is not confident that its customers can sustain them;
  • freeze navigation charges for commercial craft at 2011 levels until 2015;
  • introduce a rolling year for annual registrations;
  • develop a system for part refunding the registrations of craft in specific circumstances (to be defined).