The plan places attention on what our stakeholders expect from us and we intend to meet those needs. Throughout the plan, we have emphasised the importance of ONR taking an enabling approach to regulation: working together with stakeholders to influence improvements in nuclear safety and security.
The plan sets out the factors that will influence our work and the assumptions we have made about regulating the nuclear sector in the next few years, as well as how we deliver the commitments we have made to the public, ministers and government, licensees, dutyholders and our staff. Information on corporate risk, resources and finance planning is also contained in the plan.
ONR is required by legislation to produce an Annual Report and Accounts which summarises our performance alongside other key developments across the organisation. The arrangements for and management of nuclear safety and security across UK nuclear sites, transport of radioactive materials and safeguarding nuclear material, are rightly measured against the highest standards.
This report provides an independent, authoritative view of safety, security and safeguards performance across the industry over the last year.
These report provides a list of events reported to the nuclear safety regulator including health and safety, but not including security events.
This guide provides an explanation of the nuclear regulatory regime by describing ONR's activities and how ONR carries out its work.
Enabling regulation is a constructive approach with dutyholders and other relevant stakeholders to enable effective delivery against clear and prioritised safety and security outcomes. This guide is designed to illustrate working examples of enabling regulation in practice.
The scheme of delegation sets out who has the authority to make decisions within ONR.
As a statutory regulator ONR is subject to the Government’s Business Impact Target (BIT) following the provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 which aims to:
ONR is required to publish an assessment of the economic impact on business of changes to regulatory policies and practices which are in scope of the BIT and is required to publish:
The 2017 to 2019 Parliament ran from 8 June 2017 – 12 December 2019, during which no QRPs came into force, or ceased to be in force.
The 2015 to 2017 Parliament ran from 8 May 2015 - 8 June 2017
Government annual progress reports on the BIT are available on gov.uk
The Regulators' Code came into force in April 2014 and aims to provide a framework for how regulators should engage with those they regulate.
Established by the Energy Act 2013, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) is empowered by diverse legislation to recover the cost of its services from dutyholders.
As we strive to inspire a climate of respect, trust and confidence among our stakeholders, this booklet clearly explains how this charging system works.
In October 2019, we commissioned YouGov to complete a follow-up stakeholder survey, and were delighted to have 364 responses, the most so far. We also undertook several in-depth interviews.
This document shows our we intend to deliver our commitment to embrace innovation, new approaches and technologies in how we regulate.