Regulation of the BBC

Our job is to ensure that the BBC is delivering for audiences, and hold it to account for fulfilling its Mission and Public Purposes. We also regulate the BBC's editorial standards and complaints, and work to protect fair and effective competition.


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What we do


We hold the BBC to account in relation to its performance, using tools like the Operating Licence and our reporting regime.


We regulate the BBC's impact on competition, assess changes it makes to its public services, and set rules on commissioning and distribution.

Content standards

We set the rules that apply to the BBC’s television, radio and on-demand programmes.


We make sure the BBC complies with our rules, and can carry out investigations if appropriate.