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British Marine recognises the impact Coronavirus is having on its members and will continue to lobby the UK Government to provide further support for the sector. Details of our work can be found below. 

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee - call for evidence

The BEIS Select Committee has now launched an inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on UK businesses and workers. British Marine has designed a survey to help it collect feedback from businesses in the marine sector, and to inform our response to the committee.

Your experience and views are essential and will help us to provide representative, informed feedback to Parliament to help policymakers understand the true effects the crisis is having on our industry. The deadline for completion of our survey is 17:00 on 24 April 2020. For more information on the inquiry, please click here.

To take part in the survey, please follow this link

Lobby your Political Representative 

It is vitally important that we ensure the voice of the leisure marine industry is heard among the highest levels of Government. This is to ensure politicians understand the true impact of COVID-19, the challenges it presents, and the costs on the wider industry. British Marine has prepared a letter for you to send to your political representative which can be amended as necessary. 

Further Support for Waterway Businesses

We also recognise that some of the measures announced by Government do not currently address the full financial needs of many waterway businesses. We have therefore written to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to request a further package of support which includes grants to cover all boat license and mooring fees for the next year. A copy of the letter can be found below: 

The information on this webpage is provided as general guidance. Although British Marine tries to ensure that all of the information is accurate and up to date, this cannot be guaranteed owing to the very fast moving situation. Members should review the Government’s full guidance themselves by following the links in this webpage and should keep up to date with the Government’s latest announcements. The information on this webpage should not be construed as constituting professional advice and we would always advise that members consider seeking appropriate professional advice before taking or refraining from taking any action.