Consultation: How Ofcom regulates the BBC

  • Start: 21 July 2021
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 15 September 2021

This consultation marks the beginning of our review of BBC regulation, and will form the basis of our advice to government for its mid-term Charter review.

As we near the mid-point of the current BBC Charter period, we are required to produce a ‘Periodic Review’ of the BBC. We plan to use this opportunity to build on the conclusions of Small Screen: Big Debate, and reflect on our BBC regulation over the last four years to ensure it remains fit for purpose in holding the BBC to account on behalf of viewers and listeners. As set out in Small Screen: Big Debate, there is a specific need to update the BBC’s Operating Licence for the digital age.

We invite views from interested parties on the scope of our review and on how we can update our regulation.

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