Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited: further consultation on regulatory framework and financial issues

Closed 5 Mar 2020

Opened 13 Jan 2020


This consultation document provides further information on our approach to developing the regulatory framework for Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) to support the efficient delivery of capacity expansion at Heathrow airport.

It outlines and consults on our approach to incentives for efficiency, allowed returns and other financial issues.

It follows on from our March 2019 consultation on the regulatory framework for HAL and our previous policy documents on these matters.

Views invited

We welcome views on all the issues raised in this document including the issues set out in the executive summary and highlighted in chapters 1 to 3.

Please e-mail responses to by 5 March 2020.

We expect to publish the responses we receive on our website as soon as practicable after the period for representations expires. Any material that is regarded as confidential should be clearly marked as such and included in a separate annex. Please note that we have powers and duties with respect to information under section 59 of the Civil Aviation Act 2012 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this document, please contact


  • Residents affected by aviation
  • Organisations affected by aviation
  • Community groups
  • Airport operators


  • Economic regulation