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 including the reference number where possible e.g. SW2017/194.

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 […]

Economic regulation of capacity expansion at Heathrow: consultation on early costs and timetable

This consultation document focuses on the costs of expansion incurred by Heathrow Airport Limited (“HAL”) in advance of receiving a development consent order (“DCO”) under the Planning Act 2008 for the expansion of Heathrow airport. It deals with new information that has emerged on these costs and notes that there could be significant implications for […]

Further consultation on Heathrow expansion

This consultation follows on from the consultations that we published on the regulatory framework to support capacity expansion at Heathrow airport in January, June and December 2017 and April and October 2018. It consults further on the development of the regulatory framework in the areas of financeability, capital efficiency incentives, a proposed licence condition on […]

CAA 2019/20 Statutory Schemes of Charges

We have published today under CAA UK Official Record Series 5 our revised 13 Schemes of Charges that will be legally implemented with effect from 1 April 2019. The current 13 Schemes of Charges will be effective to and including 31 March 2019. SW2019/053

Economic regulation at Heathrow: CAA proposals for the interim H7 price control

The CAA is consulting on a number of issues relating to the regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited’s (HAL’s) price control and in particular issues relating to new capacity. This working paper focuses on technical issues relating to the cost of capital and incentives for the next main H7 price control review of HAL. It is […]

Arcadis Report on HAL’s Procurement Strategy

We have published the Arcadis report on HAL’s Procurement Strategy. We asked Arcadis to carry out an initial assessment of Heathrow Airport Limited’s (HAL’s) procurement strategy for capacity expansion at Heathrow airport.  This was primarily an information gathering exercise but presented Arcadis with the opportunity to comment on the appropriateness of HAL’s procurement strategy and […]

Consultation on CAA statutory charges 2019/20

We are currently consulting on our statutory charge proposals for 2019/20. For more information, and to submit comments, see All comments must be received before the consultation closes on 7 February 2019.