Governance framework

The BBC is a corporation constituted by Royal Charter. The current Charter was granted in 2006 and runs until 31 December 2016. The Charter is supplemented by a Framework Agreement between the BBC and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

The Trust establishes protocols, policies and guidance which govern the operation of the BBC.

Together these documents constitute the framework that governs the BBC.

You can also find here information about the Trust’s key relationships with other bodies and organisations involved in the processes surrounding BBC governance, and about its fair trading obligations.