BBC Charter Review

Documents, publications and latest news relating to the BBC Charter Review.

The BBC is governed by a Royal Charter and the current Charter is due to expire at the end of 2016.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport represents Government in setting a new Charter to ensure the BBC and its services evolve over the next decade and continue to meet the needs of its audiences.

This page pulls together the latest news, consultations and publications which support this process.


  1. BBC Charter and Framework Agreement
  2. Search begins for the Chair of the new BBC Board
  3. Government reappoints three members of the BBC Trust
  4. BBC Charter to safeguard future while delivering transparency for licence fee payers
  5. Draft BBC Charter and Draft Framework Agreement
  6. Draft BBC Charter and Draft Framework Agreement Oral Statement
  7. Plans to overhaul governance and secure the future of BBC
  8. A BBC for the future: a broadcaster of distinction
  9. Culture Secretary statement on the BBC reforms
  10. BBC Charter Review: A snapshot of the government’s plan for the BBC
  11. Research to explore public views about the BBC
  12. A Review of the Governance and Regulation of the BBC
  13. Independent review recommends overhaul of how the BBC is governed
  14. BBC television, radio and online services: An assessment of market impact and distinctiveness
  15. BBC Charter Review public consultation
  16. BBC Charter Review: Memoranda of Understanding with the Devolved Administrations
  17. Culture Secretary keynote to RTS Cambridge Convention
  18. Independent review into how the BBC is governed and regulated
  19. Government begins debate on the future of BBC
  20. Culture Secretary statement on the BBC Charter Review
  21. Independent review on TV licence enforcement published
  22. TV Licence Enforcement Review
  23. Industry experts to advise government on BBC Charter Review
  24. BBC to fund provision of free television licences for over-75s
Published 16 July 2015