The UK Air-space is generally controlled and regulated by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) whose main job is to safe-guard civil and commercial aircraft by enforcing the Air Navigation Order (ANO).
Along with civil and commercial aircraft the CAA is also currently responsible for regulating the use of small unmanned un-manned aerial vehicles (SUAVs) which remote control air-craft fall under the guise of.
The House of Lords EU Committee are considering which rules should be introduced for the safe use of UAVs and it has also recommended that all UAV/Drone pilots should be registered.
This move appears to mainly be industry focused with the initial requirement for all commercial & professional users to be registered first.
An Instagram user is (@yengnasir ) is reportedly facing some pretty serious charges after he decided it would be a good idea to fly his DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ quad-copter right next to the landing strip at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.