Future of the BBC

Inquiry Status: Oral evidence in progress

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The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is holding an inquiry into Future of the BBC, ahead of its current Royal Charter ending in December 2016.

The Committee wishes to examine the role, definition and scope of the BBC’s public service broadcasting. Linked to this will be the overall public funding of the BBC, how that funding is allocated, and whether a flat-rate licence system should be modified or replaced by alternative funding methods. The Committee is also interested in seeking views on the mode of governance of the BBC: the relative roles of the BBC Executive, the BBC Trust, Ofcom and the Secretary of State are all relevant. The Committee will wish to examine how the links between accountability, performance, and funding operate.



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  • 08 Apr 2014 - Future of the BBC - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF362 KB) Published 11 Apr 2014

    Evidence given by Lord Burns GCB, former independent adviser to the Secretary of State on the BBC 2006 Charter review, Philip Graf CBE, former Deputy Chairman, Ofcom (between 2006-11), and Richard Hooper CBE, founding Deputy Chairman, Ofcom (between 2002-05); Dan Brooke, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Channel 4, and Magnus Brooke, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, ITV (at 11.30am).

  • 11 Feb 2014 - Future of the BBC - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF378 KB) Published 04 Apr 2014

    Evidence given by Gavyn Davies OBE and Greg Dyke; Lord Birt and Lord Grade of Yarmouth (at 11.30 am).

  • 01 Apr 2014 - Future of the BBC - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF380 KB) Published 04 Apr 2014

    Evidence given by Professor Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications, University of Westminster, Professor Patrick Barwise, Emeritus Professor of Management and Marketing, London Business School, Professor Charlie Beckett, Department for Media and Communications, LSE, and Lis Howell, Deputy Head of the Journalism Department, City University.

  • 25 Feb 2014 - Future of the BBC - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF384 KB) Published 28 Feb 2014

    Evidence given by RadioCentre, Bauer Radio, and Global Radio; KM Group, Newspaper Society, and Society of Editors (at 11.30 am).

  • The Future of the BBC | PDF version (PDF390 KB) Published 20 Jan 2014

    Evidence given by David Elstein, Chairman, and Broadcasting Policy Group, Claire Enders, founder, Enders Analysis Ltd, and Steve Hewlett, Guardian columnist and presenter, BBC Radio 4 Media Show.