Ofcom is tasked with holding the BBC to account in relation to its output and services, using the range of regulatory tools at our disposal.

These tools include:

  • setting enforceable regulatory conditions on the BBC’s UK public services through the BBC’s operating licence;
  • a new performance measurement framework to assess compliance with the regulatory conditions and examine the BBC’s wider performance;
  • an annual report on these performance measures and the BBC’s compliance with the regulatory conditions; and
  • at least two in-depth reviews of the BBC’s performance during the Charter period. We can also conduct ad hoc reviews, where we feel appropriate.

We have published our review of the BBC’s news and current affairs output across television, radio and online.

Welsh language

These documents are also available in Welsh.