Victoria Basin in Gloucester Docks

Victoria Basin in Gloucester Docks (Click for larger view)

Grant Shapps,¬†Housing Minister, is saying that ¬†new moorings could be eligible for the New Homes Bonus, which means the government would match council tax from new-build homes. I assume this means that if a Council provides moorings off and adjacent to a canal, then the Council would receive Government funds equal to the Council Tax. Among other benefits this will help people liveand work in areas where they can’t afford the housing.

For a detailed report, see the article on the BBC News site.