To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

UK government announces drone regulation shake-up

8th January 2019 - 16:28 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The UK government has announced a series of measures that will provide police with increased powers to fight and prevent the misuse of drones, alongside stricter controls relating to ownership of the unmanned vehicles. 

Among the proposals, which will be fitted into the Draft Drones Bill 2019, police can request evidence from drone users in the event that there's 'reasonable suspicion of an offence' having taken place, with minor drone offences also punishable though fixed penalty notices. 

Regulation that first saw a ban on drones flying above 400ft and within 1km of UK airport boundaries in July 2018, has been further consolidated

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

Tim has experience writing …

Read full bio

Share to