Yachtsman face 'tax on a tax'

The Treasurer Gordon Brown is being lobbied by a group of yachtsmen over ‘excessive and punitive’ marina charges being levied by the Crown Estates.

The Pwllheli Mooring and Berth-holders’ Association believe that a 10 per cent charge included in their berthing, launching and storage charges with VAT levied on top of that is a ‘tax on a tax’.

They have demanded a full list of all marina charges from the Crown Estates.