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The Royal Charter

   The Royal Charter is the constitutional basis for the BBC. It sets out the BBC’s Object, Mission and Public Purposes. The Charter also outlines the Corporation’s governance and regulatory arrangements, including the role and composition of the BBC Board.

   The current Charter began on 1 January 2017 and ends on 31 December 2027.

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