BBC Trust

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 898 BBC/TR
  • Dates of Creation
      2002 - 2017
  • Physical Description
      c85 linear feet, plus electronic records from 2015 onwards

Scope and Content

These records consist of the papers and minutes of the BBC Trust and its various committees, panels and boards from January 2007 until April 2017 when regulation of the BBC passed from the BBC Trust to Ofcom. The Trust was established in January 2007 and replaced the Board of Governors as the official governing body of the BBC.


This sub-fonds is arranged into 21 series: TR1 to TR21. TR1 contains the signed minutes of all Trust meetings and committees. The other series each contain the meeting minutes and papers of the Trust’s various committees and boards. For example, TR3 contains the papers relating to meetings of the Audience Council. TR16 contains the papers of the Complaints and Appeals Board. The papers are not indexed.

From 2015 the BBC Trust records are held in electronic format.