Govt launches review into CAA

By Lisa James
30/08/2022
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The Government has launched an independent review of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

It’s part of a wider Government programme looking into the effectiveness and efficiency of public bodies.

The review will cover safety and security, consumer rights, the CAA’s relationship with the Department for Transport and how the two organisations work together.

It will also consider how the CAA’s priorities match up to the Government’s wider objectives, taking into consideration its role as an independent regulator.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Civil aviation regulation is the lynchpin of an industry which pre-pandemic carried millions of passengers every year, contributed £22 billion to our economy and supported nearly one million jobs.

“This review will ensure UK civil aviation regulation continues to be world-leading on safety, security, environmental considerations, economic regulation and consumer protection – which often supports other countries in driving up global standards.”

CAA Chair Sir Stephen Hillier said: “We look forward to working in an open, transparent and collaborative way with Government to support this review.”

Jeremy Newman, an independent panel member at the Competition and Markets Authority, will lead the review, which will run until spring 2023.

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