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The Port of London Authority has introduced new fees for houseboats on the tidal river.

The PLA says it means around half will increase – half will pay lower fees.

It follows two years of discussion and consultation over the 179 residential boats on the river. The authority says the increases fall on licences which have not been reviewed recently, in some cases for 15 years.

PLA chief executive, Richard Everitt, said: “Houseboats are an important part of life on the river.  Developing an equitable approach to how we calculate the fees for this community has been a personal priority for me. 

”Getting to this stage has involved a lot of dialogue and understanding from all sides and I’d like publicly to thank the houseboat community and their representatives who have worked diligently with us to reach this point.

“Our goal throughout the review process around houseboat fees has been to develop a transparent and predictable method for charging houseboats on the river which is fair to everyone.  I believe and hope that we’ve now got there.”

The basis for the new charging method is taken from a report published just before Christmas by independent consultants who were appointed to work with a Steering Group of houseboat and PLA representatives to look at the basis for calculations. 

Story dated August 7th 2012

 
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