BBC regulation and Operating Framework

29 March 2017

Effective from 3 April 2017, Ofcom became the BBC's first external regulator.

As required under the BBC’s Royal Charter, Ofcom has developed an 'Operating Framework' for the BBC, covering regulation of the BBC’s performance, compliance with content standards and impact on competition.

This page gathers together the different parts of the Operating Framework and other documents relevant to Ofcom’s regulation of the BBC, and will remain updated.

For copies of consultations, regulatory statements, news releases and other useful information relating to Ofcom and the BBC issued before 3 April 2017, see Ofcom and the BBC.

Key documents

Operating licence

Operating licence for the BBC’s UK Public Services (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Summary of regulatory conditions (PDF, 547.9 KB)

Y drwydded weithredu ar gyfer Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus y BBC yn y DU (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Crynodeb o’r amodau rheoleiddio (PDF, 547.3 KB)

The operating framework

Introduction to Ofcom’s Operating Framework for the BBC (PDF, 600.5 KB)

Operating framework - Setting and amending the Licence (PDF, 390.8 KB)

Operating framework - Setting and amending performance measures (PDF, 585.1 KB)

Cyflwyniad i Fframwaith Gweithredu Ofcom ar gyfer y BBC (PDF, 744.1 KB)

Canllawiau ar gyfer gosod a diwygio’r drwydded weithredu (PDF, 404.5 KB)

Dal y BBC i gyfrif am gyflawni ar gyfer cynulleidfaoedd: Mesurau Perfformiad (PDF, 705.7 KB)