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.