Statutory charges 2020/21 consultation

Closed 7 Feb 2020

Opened 13 Dec 2019

Feedback updated 20 Mar 2020

We asked

For comments from industry on our proposals which were outlined in our consultation document.

You said

This document includes the CAA responses to the main concerns expressed by the respondents to the 2010/21 Charges Consultation: CAA Response Document (CAP1880).

We did

As a consequence of the severity of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its impact worldwide, the CAA has decided to delay the implementation of its recently proposed charge increases for three months to assist the UK aviation industry in these difficult times.

The CAA currently intends to review these matters in June 2020.


This consultation document explains our proposals for revisions to the existing CAA Charges Schemes, due to take effect from 1 April 2020.

We believe our proposals represent a balanced approach to charging and we look forward to receiving feedback on these proposals, in particular from those regulated by us.

We welcome comments on all aspects of the proposals, including the charges structure and the level of the charges.


  • General Aviation
  • Commercial airlines
  • UAV operators
  • Air taxi operators
  • Airport operators
  • Air Navigation Service Providers
  • Flightcrew
  • Air traffic control staff
  • Tour operators
  • Travel agents
  • Cargo shippers
  • Ground handling providers
  • Aerodrome Operators
  • RFFS Training Providers
  • Training organisations


  • Aircraft emissions
  • Flightpaths
  • Airspace investment
  • Economic regulation
  • Economic regulation
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Consumer protection
  • Rescue and fire fighting