Policy paper

Government response to future of drones in the UK consultation

Outlines the decision to give the police greater powers to tackle drone misuse and better protect airports.

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Taking flight: the future of drones in the UK government response (web version)

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Taking flight: the future of drones in the UK government response (print version)

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Taking flight: the future of drones in the UK government response (correction slip)

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This is the government’s response to the Taking flight: the future of drones in the UK consultation, which ran from 26 July 2018 to 17 September 2018.

It outlines the government’s decisions, including to:

  • legislate to give the police greater powers to tackle drone misuse, including the power to issue on the spot fines
  • better protect our airports by extending the area around airports and runways in which drones are banned from being flown
Published 7 January 2019
Last updated 18 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Correction slip included in command paper to explain that text referring to a 250g minimum weight limit for small drones, on page 11 at paragraph 2.5, was added in error.
  2. First published.