Our response has now been completed to the consultation on "A New Era for the Waterways".

Council are busy putting the final touches to the response to DEFRA. This is one of the most important consultations for many years, and we have to get it right.

NABO has recently responded to the Department for Transport consultation on the Renewable Energy Directive.

In its response to the Department for Transport Red Diesel Consultation, NABO requests that at this time, the inland waterway market be exempted from the use of fuels with a bio content of more than the current target of 3.5%.

After internal discussion within NABO Council and considering comments and suggestions from members, NABO has submitted its response to the 2011 Licence fee consultation document as follows:


National Association of Boat Owners


Consultation response concerning the Proposed changes to the licencing system in 2011.


Boat Licence Changes 2011


The National Association of Boatowners would like to make the following comments to the consultation document issued by British Waterways on 7.12.10.