Alerts: Economic regulation

Here you can see details of all alerts issued during the last 12 months. Select a category to see the relevant headlines, sorted by date, and click on one to read the full alert. If you are looking for information about an older notification please email content@caa.co.uk including the reference number where possible e.g. SW2017/194.

CAA charge proposal delay

The CAA recognises the enormous impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the aviation and aerospace industries. For this reason, we delayed the increase to our scheme of charges for an initial period of three months, to 30 June 2020. Having reviewed this decision in light of the ongoing challenges faced by the sector, […]

Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited: Policy update and consultation

This consultation document deals with the following main issues: > the responses we received to the April 2020 Update and our approach to protecting the interests of consumers;> requirements for HAL’s revised business plan (“RBP”), which it is due to publish in the autumn of 2020;> improving the efficiency incentives and capital expenditure governance arrangements […]

Economic regulation of Heathrow: Programme update

This document (CAP1914) provides an update on our programme for the development of the economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) in the light of the uncertainties brought about by: > the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic; > the Court of Appeal’s decision on the Airports National Policy Statement; and >HAL’s decision to pause its […]

CAA charge proposal delay

As a consequence of the severity of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact worldwide, the CAA has decided to delay the implementation of its recently proposed charge increases for three months to assist the UK aviation industry in these difficult times. You can see more information at Schemes of Charges. The CAA currently intends […]

Expired: Heathrow price control consultation

This document follows on from our March 2019 Consultation on the regulatory framework for Heathrow Airport Limited and sets out our evolving thinking on regulatory framework and financial issues for capacity expansion at Heathrow airport and in particular the next price control period, that is expected to run between 2022 and the opening of the […]

Expired: Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited: Policy update and consultation on the early costs of capacity expansion

This consultation document provides further information on costs that Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) expects to incur in advance of receiving a development consent order (DCO) under the Planning Act 2008 for the expansion of Heathrow airport. It outlines the approach to this early spending that we consider is in the best interest of consumers and […]

Consultation on CAA charges

We’re consulting on proposed amendments to our statutory charges, due to take effect from 1 April 2020. The online consultation will close on 7 February 2020.

CAA Heathrow interim price control

CAP1852 gives notice under section 22(6) of the Civil Aviation Act 2012 (CAA12) of our decision to modify Heathrow Airport Limited’s Licence granted under section 15 CAA12. These modifications are to: extend the current price control by a two year interim period, up to 31 December 2021, taking account of the commercial arrangements between HAL […]

CAA Surface Access Policy

CAP1847, Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited: an update on the CAA surface access policy, provides an update of our policy on the surface access costs that Heathrow Airport Limited (“HAL”) should be allowed to recover from airport charges. It follows on from consultations on the regulatory framework to support capacity expansion at Heathrow airport.

Gatwick office becomes the official CAA Headquarters

Following the relocation of our central London office from Holborn to Canary Wharf, our official corporate headquarters is now Aviation House located just outside of Gatwick Airport. The official registered address is Aviation House, Beehive Ring Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH6 0YR. More information is available on our website.

Working paper on resilience of HAL

CAP1832 focuses on options the CAA is considering to provide further assurance that Heathrow Airport Limited (“HAL”) operates in a financially resilient manner and risks to consumers arising from financial distress are appropriately mitigated. It considers possible changes to the financial resilience and ring fencing provisions in HAL’s licence that may be appropriate given the […]

Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited from January 2020: notice of proposed licence modifications

CAP1825 gives formal notice under section 22(2) of the Civil Aviation Act 2012 (CAA12) of our proposal to modify Heathrow Airport Limited’s (HAL) economic licence to: •  extend the current price control by a two year interim period, up to 31 December 2021, taking account of the commercial arrangement between HAL and certain airlines for this […]