The BBC is an independent body governed by the Royal Charter. The Royal Charter is the constitutional basis for the BBC. It:
- sets out the public purposes of the BBC
- guarantees its independence
- outlines the duties of the Trust and the Executive Board.
Under the terms of the BBC’s Charter and Agreement:
- the BBC is operationally and editorially independent of government
- there is no provision for the government to intervene in the Corporation’s day-to-day operations
- the BBC is accountable to the licence fee payer through the BBC Trust
You can contact the BBC Trust directly with any concerns about the BBC:
The BBC Trust Unit
180 Great Portland Street
London W1W 5QZ
Telephone: 03700 103 100
What DCMS do
- are responsible for broadcasting policy and the UK’s broadcasting framework.
Published 28 January 2013