I was very pleased to hear that licence evasion was down below 4%. Then I got to thinking, “How many boats are there?” IIRC its about 38,000. 4% of 38,000 1520. If you assume the average licence fee is £500 that makes a deficit of £760,000. That's only what is owed on one year. And what would we do with £3/4 million pounds. Well it could be given to the bosses for bonuses. If they felt that they deserve a bonus then let them go out and collect it. I wouldn’t begrudge them a bonus if they had reduced the deficit directly i.e. driving out to an unlicensed boat and getting the money and back payments that the CRT are owed!
I think we could all l live with that!