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Your views are important to us. One way you can get involved is by taking part in our consultations.
Draft determination of Network Rail's outputs and funding for 2014-19
The 2013 Periodic Review (PR13) is the process through which we determine the outputs that Network Rail must deliver, the efficient cost of delivering those outputs, and the access charges the company can levy on train operators for using its network to recover those costs. It covers the period from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2019, which is called control period 5 (CP5). Our draft determination sets out our package of overall decisions on PR13 for consultation.
Closing date: 4 September 2013
On-rail competition: consultation on options for change in open access
This consultation seeks your views on possible changes in on-rail competition.
Closing date: 9 August 2013
Closed consultations / opportunities to comment
Consultation on contingency planning for PR13 implementation
We are consulting Network Rail and train operators on our proposed contingency plan in the event that there is a delay to the formal implementation of the 2013 periodic review (PR13).
Closing date: 17 May 2013
Consultation on electricity for traction charges for control period 5
This is a consultation on charges for electric current for traction (EC4T). We consult on assumed levels of transmission losses for CP5 and how we propose to reform the volume wash-up.
Closing date: 8 May 2013
Consultation on a freight specific charge for biomass
This consultation set out our proposals for levying a freight specific charge on biomass. A freight specific charge balances payments for freight costs more fairly between businesses, taxpayers and passengers, recognising the wider benefits that rail freight brings against the costs of subsidising rail freight that would not otherwise travel by road.
Closing date: 28 March 2013
Stakeholder comments on Network Rail’s strategic business plan (SBP)
In January 2013, we sought stakeholders’ views on Network Rail’s SBP to help inform our review of the SBP ahead of our draft determination in June 2013.
Closing date: 19 February 2013
Volume Incentive Consultation
This consultation sets out our package of proposals to improve the effectiveness of the Volume Incentive. These proposals relate to its design and payment rates. The Volume Incentive is a payment to Network Rail which encourages it to be more responsive to unexpected demand for use of network capacity over and above an agreed level.
Closing date: 5 February 2013
Consultation on Schedules 4 and 8 possessions and performance regimes
We are seeking views on a range of detailed issues relating to Schedules 4 and 8 – the compensation train operators receive for the financial impact of planned and unplanned rail service disruption attributable to Network Rail or other train operators.
Closing date: 28 January 2013
Consultation on financial issues for Network Rail in CP5
This consultation marks another important step in the 2013 periodic review of Network Rail’s access charges (PR13), which will set Network Rail’s outputs, access charges and the wider regulatory and incentive framework for control period 5 (CP5).
Closing date: 26 September 2012
Network Rail's output framework for 2014-19
Consultation on what Network Rail will need to deliver in 2014-19 (control period 5). The consultation covers the ‘output framework’ – the outputs we will set Network Rail, the main indicators we will use to monitor the company and the enablers (measures of Network Rail’s capability to deliver).
Closing date: 28 September 2012
Consultation on the variable usage charge and a freight specific charge
Consultation on the variable usage charge paid by passenger and freight operators and proposals to introduce a freight specific charge. This is an important part of the 2013 period review.
Closing date: 10 August 2012
Aligning incentives to improve efficiency: update and further consultation
This document is a further consultation on the alignment of incentives between Network Rail and train operators to improve cost efficiency.
Closing date: 12 July 2012
Periodic review 2013: Consultation on incentives
This document set out for consultation our current thinking on what we wish to achieve through PR13 and how we expect to use the incentive tools available to us to do this.
Closing date: 8 February 2012
The potential for increased on-rail competition - a consultation document
This consultation asked for stakeholder views on the potential for increased on-rail competition.
Closing date: 4 December 2011
Establishing Network Rail's efficient expenditure
The purpose of this new document was to: (a) explain our approach to establishing the level of efficient expenditure for CP5, including the methods we intend to use, the range of studies we intend to undertake and the work Network Rail will do; and (b) seek views on our proposed approach.
Closing date: 14 October 2011
The purpose of this document was to: (a) explain the context, process and timetable for the review to allow stakeholders to plan their engagement; (b) set out our objective for PR13; and (c) consult on a range of key issues relating to the approach we will take to determining Network Rail’s outputs and access charges for CP5.
Closing date: 2 September 2011