30 Nov 2017 - Trinity House Tour and Afternoon Tea

Trinity House Tour and Afternoon Tea

Trinity House TourOn 17th November, the Tax Advisers visited Trinity House.  The House is situated near the Tower of London. Trinity House is a very old institution, incorporated by Henry VIII in  1514. It is still responsible for the safety of shipping in British and Irish waters today, and is well known for its association with light houses. Members will be interested to note that it is partly funded by Light Dues. The rates of this tax are set annually by the respective shipping ministers of the UK and Ireland.
Trinity House has a statutory duty to collect General Light Dues from vessels calling at UK and Irish ports. Light Dues collected are paid into the General Light House Fund under the stewardship of the Department for Transport. The fund finances the work of Trinity House, the Northern Lighthouse Board (Scotland and the Isle of Man) and the Commissioners of Irish Lights (Ireland).

The tour was followed by Afternoon Tea in the nearby Four Seasons hotel which is housed in the former headquarters of the Port of London Authority.

Photos from the day can be viewed in our Gallery: