The 2021 Census will take place on 21st March and for the first time will be mainly digital, with paper forms available on request. Freephone helplines will open from 4th March, with all minority languages catered for.
By mid-February the Government aimed to have all over-70s and people classed as clinically extremely vulnerable given their first of two vaccinations against Covid-19, but told people they should wait to be invited for their appointment. Now, the NHS wants anyone over 70 or clinically extremely vulnerable who has not had their first jab to […]
In the next few weeks Canal & River Trust will be starting to finalise the changes to the Boat Licence Terms and Conditions following the consultation that ended on 21st December 2020. Please write to your MP, or better still ask for a (virtual) meeting with them – personal contact is far more effective than […]
Initial statement from NBTA London concerning the results of CRT’s managing boater numbers in London stage one ‘engagement’ exercise:
The invitations to attend Covid-19 vaccination appointments for priority groups (which will include everyone over the age of 50) are being generated from the patient records held by doctors’ surgeries. Bargee Travellers who are not registered with a GP may find that they are not contacted by the NHS with an invitation to have the […]
The Government has updated its published Guidance on what to do if someone develops Covid-19 symptoms when living on a Traveller site, in a vehicle or on a boat, including information on additional support from local authorities. The Guidance is online here
The NBTA has sent the following response to the Canal & River Trust (CRT) consultation on changes to the Boat Licence Terms and Conditions, which ran from 28th September to 21st December 2020, explaining why the proposals are unreasonable and if implemented, would be unlawful in many respects.
Following the Government’s announcement on 4th January 2021 of a national Covid-19 lockdown in England, both Canal & River Trust (CRT) and the Environment Agency (EA) have suspended the enforcement of mooring stay times. This is also likely to apply to moorings on land owned by local authorities. We expect the other navigation authorities such […]
Canal & River Trust (CRT) was forced to return a seized boat following the threat of legal action by its live-aboard owner. The charity had seized the boat, which actually had a valid licence at the time, on 6th August 2020 without obtaining a Court Order, which is unlawful if a boat is used as […]
Following the Government announcement on 20th December some parts of England are now in a new Tier 4 of Covid-19 restrictions equivalent to lockdown, and Wales is in lockdown. More areas will be added to Tier 4 and Tier 3 from 26th December 2020. This means that only essential boat movements by liveaboard boaters are […]