The situation for boat dwellers without permanent moorings generally has taken a serious turn for the worse. On 13th February 2015, Canal & River Trust announced a new policy for all boaters without a permanent mooring. From 1st May it will refuse to re-license all boats that “don’t move ... far enough or often enough” to meet its Guidance for Boaters without a Home Mooring unless they take a permanent mooring - without telling them how far they must travel to avoid having their licence taken away.
Permanent residential moorings that boat dwellers can legally live on are in very short supply. Where they exist, they are very expensive (up to £13,000 per year in London). Please support us by signing, sharing and tweeting this new petition