Harbour fees could increase again amid budget fears

Fees in and around Bristol Harbour could increase again as council bosses say the docks’ budget must start breaking even.

Bristol City Council is hoping to find an extra £1.7m a year to make the harbour financially self-sufficient, under changes to how the docks are run.

The rules governing the harbour are a quarter of a century old and increasingly out of date. A new ‘harbour revision order’ will bring how the council runs the harbour up to national standards for best practice, as well as ringfence its income and try to balance the books.

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