Economic regulation of Heathrow Airport Limited: H7 Initial Proposals Draft Licence Modifications, November 2021

Closed 21 Jan 2022

Opened 23 Nov 2021


This consultation sets out draft modifications to Heathrow Airport Limited’s (HAL) licence to show how we would implement the policy proposals in the October 2021 Initial Proposals for HAL’s H7 price control review if we were to adopt them in the form set out in that document.

It includes:

  • an introduction explaining the context for this consultation, including a brief summary of the scope of the October 2021 Initial Proposals, the timescales for making the modifications and how this relates to our proposals for a holding cap for 2022;
  • details of policy proposals where we are still considering whether these should be implemented through licence changes or policy statements;
  • a mark up of each licence condition where we are proposing modifications, with reasons for those modifications, including references to the relevant chapter of our Initial Proposals document; and
  • a clean version of Schedule 1 to the licence “Statement of Measures, Targets and Incentives”.

Views invited

We welcome views on all the proposals included in this document.

Please e-mail responses to by no later than close of business on Friday 21 January 2022.

We expect to publish the representations on our website for other interested parties to read after the period for written representations expires. Any material that is regarded as confidential should be clearly marked as such and provided in a separate appendix. Please note that we have powers and duties with respect to information under Section 102 of the Act and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


  • Commercial airlines
  • Airport operators
  • Regulatory bodies


  • Economic regulation
  • Capacity