NBTA publishes full example response to CRT licence fee consultation

The NBTA publishes here a full example response to Stage 3 of CRT’s Boat Licence Review consultation Example full response CRT licence consultation 2017 for anyone who wishes to use it to help them to complete the questionnaire.

Here is a pdf copy of the questionnaire for anyone who prefers to print and complete the questionnaire on paper Print version CRT survey

Here is a Word version of the survey to complete electronically and send by email CRT Licence Consultation word version

If emailing, please send the completed survey to info@tonic.org.uk or you can print it and post it to “Freepost TONIC” (you do not need to use a stamp).

Paper questionnaires should be posted to “Freepost TONIC” (you do not need to use a stamp). The deadline for both paper and online responses is midnight on Monday 18th December 2017.

Please pass this message on to any Bargee Travellers you know who don’t have internet access – if possible please print a paper survey for them to complete. You can also get a paper survey from CRT – phone Customer Services on 0303 040 4040.

You will need to phone CRT if you have not received a link to the survey and you want a link to complete it online. However you may be able to complete the survey online using this link without needing to wait for CRT to send you a link:

http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CRT-Licensing-Consultation-2017

It is really important that the views of Bargee Travellers are represented in this consultation. It contains two proposals to increase the cost of a boat licence without a home mooring. There is no legal justification for this. It is discriminatory and unfair. Increasing the licence fee for boaters without a home mooring will drive some of our community off the canal and into homelessness. Please complete the consultation questionnaire opposing these proposals.

The most important questions are 24, 25 and 26 (increases in fees without a home mooring) and 1 (increased fees for widebeams). Also important are question 14 (proposals to get rid of the prompt payment discount that many rely on to make the licence affordable) and question 27 (phasing in any increases over a set period).

You are welcome to contact the NBTA on 0118 321 4128 or secretariat@bargee-traveller.org.uk if you have any questions about the consultation.

There is more information in our previous article about this consultation here http://www.bargee-traveller.org.uk/important-please-respond-to-crt-licence-fee-consultation-before-18th-december/