Ofcom’s annual report on the BBC

30 November 2023

This is Ofcom’s sixth Annual Report on the BBC in which we assess the BBC’s performance against all areas of our regulation and set out how we have carried out our role.

We are responsible for holding the BBC to account on behalf of audiences by providing fair, robust and independent regulation. The three key aspects of our role are: overseeing the BBC’s performance in delivering its Mission and Public Purposes; protecting fair and effective competition; and securing content standards in BBC programming.

Each year we are required to publish a report that sets out how we have carried out our function as the BBC’s independent regulator, and assesses the BBC’s compliance with the requirements of our Operating Framework and associated documents.  At least annually, we must also report on how the BBC has performed against the performance measures we set. Underlying data and evidence that supports our assessment is included in the accompanying interactive report.

Read the full report

Ofcom's sixth annual report on the BBC (PDF, 4.2 MB)

Chweched adroddiad blynyddol Ofcom ar y BBC (PDF, 7.3 MB)

Annex: Ofcom's sixth annual report on the BBC (PDF, 1.1 MB)

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