Energy watchdog Ofgem is to work together with the UK’s specialist aviation regulator on enforcement.
They will share the Enforcement Decision Panel (EDP), with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) having access to the panel for its competition-related regulatory activity relating to airport operation services and air traffic control.
The EDP was set up by Ofgem in 2014 to take important decisions in enforcement cases – both at the settlement and contested stages of the process.
The decisions can involve imposing financial penalties on companies that don’t follow regulations. The EDP has so far taken 18 decisions for Ofgem in the energy sector.
Dame Deirdre Hutton, CAA Chair, said: “Sharing this resource with Ofgem highlights how regulators can work together to deliver our services in the most efficient way, reducing costs for the businesses we regulate and ultimately, their consumers.”
The EDP’s decisions are independent from the investigating team. Neither Ofgem or CAA Boards will be able to change or overrule EDP decisions.