Ofcom and the BBC

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 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 consultations, regulatory statements, news releases and other useful information relating to Ofcom and the BBC. It covers the period from September 2016 when the draft Charter and Agreement were published, until 3 April 2017 when the transfer of regulation became effective.