Around the UK

The Trust has a particular responsibility for ensuring that the BBC meets the needs of licence fee payers in all parts of the United Kingdom.

Four Trustees take on special responsibilities for representing the interests of licence fee payers of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. As part of this role these Trustees chair an Audience Council in each Nation.

Audience Councils are made up of volunteers who give us independent advice on how well the BBC is delivering its public purposes and serving licence fee payers across the UK. They are supported by the Trust and draw their remit from the Charter.