Lobbying

Lobbying

Representing members’ interests by engaging parliamentarians and influencing governments.

At British Marine we represent businesses of all sizes, from every sector of the marine industry and from all corners of the UK.  We support their continued success through timely engagement with parliamentarians in Westminster and in the devolved parliaments.  This, combined with our membership on international bodies such as ICOMIA and our work with wider stakeholders, helps British Marine inform policy proposals and influence government decisions.  

Drawing on the experience and expertise of our membership British Marine is able to share industry-led intelligence with parliamentarians, civil servants and other industry bodies to shape proposals and influence legislation and regulatory reform.   We provide government with the ‘go to’ point of contact for understanding the UK leisure marine industry and its wider economic contribution.  We nurture this relationship but are never shy to turn up the volume when needed to ensure government and industry regulators listen to the needs of our members’ and the issues affecting their businesses. 

When one campaign ends, another begins.  Much of our success depends on the engagement and support we receive from our members.

British Marine Industry Priorities 2024 - 2029

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Case study

How persistent lobbying saw Brightlingsea Harbour gain £56,000 back in grants plus a large tax rebate. Read here

If you have concerns about national policies or would like advice from our public affairs team, please email publicaffairs(at)britishmarine.co.uk

Our specialist team are on hand to run through any regulatory/legislative changes with our members at any time.

We work hard to ensure that the best interests of our members are heard. We can build a case with our members to reflect potential government changes and when we need to, we can bring our industry together, adding weight to our lobbying efforts.

Network with regional and group associations to hear from other likeminded businesses who have used the service or use these sessions to work together collectively to create change.

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