The decision has been made by the Department for Transport (DfT) to remove the requirement of Article 9 of the Implementing Regulation which removes the minimum age requirement for remote pilots. This now means that persons below the age of 14 can operate as Remote Pilots in both the Open and Specific Categories.
Please note, the minimum age to register as an Operator and submit an application for an Operational Authorisation remains 18 year old.
Operations Manuals should be updated to remove the minimum age requirement for Remote Pilots which is covered in the 'Qualification Requirements' section.
More information is available here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/10/made