Update May 2020
On 18 March 2020 the government suspended all aviation related pricing reviews due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This means that the proposed changes to the pricing of CAA fees, levies and charges that were presented to the sector in late 2019/early 2020 will not proceed at present. When a decision is made to re-consider pricing, the Authority will ensure the sector is advised and engaged to discuss proposals and options.
In the meantime, the Authority would like to thank those who provided submissions – we realise that this involved a lot of work. All feedback was collated and analysed. The information provided was very helpful and as a result, elements of the proposals were being revisited. So, whilst the current review is on hold, the information provided by the sector will certainly help to inform future thinking.
A review of CAA fees, levies, and charges is under way, and you're invited to comment by 14 Feb 2020 (please note that in response to requests for more time, this date is extended by a week from the initial date of 07 Feb 2020).
This review will consider the pricing level of the fees, charges, and levies, not the funding framework that was reviewed in 2017. Any changes are expected to take effect 01 July 2020 and remain until 2023.
The approach adopted in this pricing review is consistent with the Government’s ‘cost recovery’ objectives and complies with the public sector guidelines on the setting of fees and charges for services by government agencies. These guidelines were developed by Treasury and the Auditor-General.
This review is to ensure the Authority’s fees, levies, and charges are set at levels allowing the Authority to carry out the full scope of its work over the next three years.
The CAA will consult until 5 pm 14 February 2020 on the changes proposed by the 2020 pricing review agreed to by cabinet. We want advice and views on the proposals and their possible impact.
Use the online form below (this is preferred to make compiling responses easier). Submissions can also be posted or delivered.
If you have any questions, or would like to organise a meeting with the Authority to discuss elements of this document, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CAA will hold two meetings in each of six locations to provide the public and aviation participants with an opportunity to hear about the proposed changes, have questions answered and tell us what you think.