Economic regulation of capacity expansion at Heathrow - Policy update and consultation

Closed 2 Mar 2018

Opened 14 Dec 2017


This document follows on from the June 2017 Consultation on the core elements of the regulatory framework to support capacity expansion at Heathrow.

It confirms our approach in respect of key elements of the regulatory framework for Heathrow Airport Limited and discusses issues around the relationship between the regulatory framework and alternative delivery mechanisms, the cost of capital, financeability, financial resilience, the regulatory treatment of early construction costs and the further extension of existing Q6 price control.

Consultation document

Technical appendix

Please send your comments for this consultation to


  • Community groups
  • Commercial airlines
  • Airport operators
  • Regulatory bodies


  • Economic regulation
  • Capacity