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Outcome of the consultation was that most respondents were positive about the proposals, with the feedback leading us to make the following policy decisions:
- retaining the exemption for small businesses
- allowing for a maximum of 42 days (extended by a maximum of 2 weeks), subject to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approval, for an evidence gathering period in respect of a notice of intent prior to final decision
We will now seek to bring into legal force these proposals. In due course the CAA will also consult on how they should implement these powers, in the context of their policy and guidance.
This consultation is about giving the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) access to the civil sanction powers in the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008. This would provide the CAA with a greater range of enforcement options across the UK, so it can regulate more flexibly, proportionately, and cost-effectively.
We are seeking your views on:
- which offences it is appropriate to have civil sanctions available
- which of the possible civil sanctions should be made available to the CAA for each offence
Your participation will help us to create a properly balanced regime that allows the CAA to swiftly return offenders back into compliance. This will help to meet the interests of passengers, support a competitive aviation industry, assure safe private flying and contribute to economic growth.