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The Cruising Association provides Guidance on new Ofcom VHF Radio Licence Compliance

Posted on: 29/10/2021

Boat owners in the United Kingdom holding a VHF radio licence must ensure compliance with the new licence conditions...

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CA Guidance on changes to use of Marine Diesel in Northern Ireland

Posted on: 28/09/2021

With effect from 1 October 2021, the UK Government has confirmed it will become illegal in Northern Ireland to refuel...

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RATS at the Southampton International Boat Show

Posted on: 03/09/2021

Come and visit experts from the CA’s Regulations and Technical group, otherwise known as 'RATS', at the Southampton Boat...

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Update – UK and EU Tariffs on US Cruising Yachts

Posted on: 18/07/2021

Both the UK and the EU continue to impose a 25% customs tariff on the import of US-origin yachts and boats into the EU...

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Red diesel update: delay for Northern Ireland

Posted on: 02/06/2021

HMRC has issued Excise Notice 554 which contains details about fuel used in private pleasure craft....

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Update to HMRC Brexit Rules

Posted on: 31/03/2021

HMRC has made a further revision to the VAT 'Returned Good Relief' (RGR) rules that now apply to yachts following the...

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White diesel, what white diesel?

Posted on: 16/03/2021

From 30 June non-commercial vessels wishing to refuel in Northern Ireland must do so with white diesel. What’s the snag?...

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The Cruising Association welcomes Spring Budget decision on red diesel

Posted on: 04/03/2021

The Cruising Association (CA) is delighted that the government has reviewed its proposals for the reform of UK red diesel...

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Red diesel and the validity of the Istanbul Convention of 1990

Posted on: 18/01/2021

Marine red diesel is still on sale to leisure vessels in the UK, despite the Government’s plans to phase it out following...

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Brexit Sailing Issues Addressed in Cruising Association RATS Webinar

Posted on: 15/12/2020

The key Brexit issues affecting the sailing community have been addressed in a recently held Brexit Special Webinar...

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