Procedures for enforcement of requirements in the BBC Agreement and compliance with Ofcom enforcement action
Launch date:23 January 2017
Modified at:02 March 2017
The role of the BBC is to produce high quality and distinctive programmes and services which educate, inform and entertain. Given its status as a large, publicly-funded organisation, it is essential that the BBC maintains the highest standards and can be held to account when it fails to meet public expectations.
Under the new Royal Charter and Agreement, regulation of the BBC will pass from the BBC Trust to Ofcom. As part of its new responsibilities Ofcom must establish procedures which ensure the BBC’s compliance with requirements set out in the Charter and Agreement.
This consultation seeks views on our proposed procedures for:
a) investigating breaches by the BBC of certain requirements set out in the Agreement; and
b) investigating a failure by the BBC to comply with enforcement action by Ofcom in accordance with any of Ofcom’s enforcement procedures applicable to the BBC.
Following the end of the consultation period, Ofcom will publish its new procedures. These will come into effect when Ofcom takes over responsibility for regulating the BBC on 3 April 2017.