Economic regulation of NATS En Route plc: Consultation on the approach to the next price control review

Closed 12 Jan 2021

Opened 2 Dec 2020


This consultation is on the approach to the next price control review for NATS (En Route) plc (NERL) in light of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Why your views matter

Following our previous decisions on NERL’s price control in 2019 and subsequent reference to the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA), the CMA’s final report established price controls for the period 2020 to 2022.

However, the CMA agreed that the CAA should consider the regulatory arrangements once there was better information about the path to recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are consulting on the key challenges for the price control, our potential policy options and the timetable and processes we will need to follow to have new price controls in place in a timely manner. 

Views invited

The consultation document is available here:

We welcome views on all the issues raised in this document and, in particular, the questions highlighted in chapters 1 to 3 and Appendices C and D.

Please e-mail responses to no later than 12 January 2021. 


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
  • Air Navigation Service Providers


  • Air Traffic Control
  • Economic regulation