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Bbc Agreement 2016

During this process, in-depth discussions have taken place and are continuing between the Scottish Government and the BBC. The BBC also testified before the Scottish Parliament`s Education and Culture Committee in January 2016. Also in July 2015, the government published a Green Paper on the revision of the Charter. The BBC then published its proposals to create a “more open and distinctive BBC”. The BBC`s formal response to the questions posed in the Green Paper was published in October, with detailed proposals to save money following in November and more following in spring 2016. In March 2016, a summary of the responses to the Green Paper was published, showing broad public support for the company and its independent status. An application on the principles underlying the need for strong public service broadcasting in Scotland and the Scottish Government`s policy towards the BBC were submitted to the Scottish Parliament in February 2016, enabling them to carry out their tasks under the agreement. After consideration by Parliament and the subsequent vote, the Scottish Government is negotiating the content of the White Paper, published in May 2016. Another vote in the Scottish Parliament will take place after the publication of the Charter. In 2016/2017 and 2017/18, prosecutions of suspected fraudsters were reduced to one figure. In 2016/2017, 5 people were prosecuted, 4 of whom were convicted. The following year, there were 6 charges that led to 5 convictions.

[184] The agreement is entered into in accordance with the Charter, but may be amended during the charter period, subject to the agreement of the Secretary of State and the BBC. The current Royal Charter was adopted on September 19, 2006, and came into force on January 1, 2007, after a lengthy review process. It will continue until 31 December 2016. . . .