Responsibility for BBC World Service is vested in the BBC Board of Governors appointed under the BBC Royal Charter.
The Governors have clear responsibilities under the BBC's Charter to ensure that BBC World Service operates responsibly
and follows all applicable regulations and codes of practice. They must satisfy themselves that BBC World Service:
+ complies with all legal obligations
+ has an appropriate management structure
+ maintains adequate controls to protect its assets
+ adheres to the BBC's own guidelines and codes of practice.
This and the following pages contain reports on BBC World Service's policies, procedures and compliance as follows:
- Statement of the Board of Governors' and BBC World Service Management Board's responsibilities for the preparation of the financial statements
- Report of the independent auditors to the Governors of the BBC
- Governors' report on BBC World Service Trading Protocols
- Risk and control processes
- Remuneration report
- Freedom of information
- Donations and gifts