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.
The Operating Licence sets the regulatory conditions that Ofcom considers appropriate for requiring the BBC to fulfil its Mission and promote the Public Purposes.
|28 July 2020||Statement: BBC Children’s news and first-run UK originations (PDF, 1.4 MB)||Notice of Variation Number 3 dated 28 July 2020 (PDF, 1.4 MB)|
|24 October 2019||N/A|
|31 January 2019||Notice of Variation Number 2 dated 31 January 2019|
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27 March 2018
19 December 2017
The Operating Framework contains the provisions that Ofcom considers appropriate to secure the effective regulation of the BBC’s activities set out in the Charter and Agreement.