9.1 Statutory basis

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9 Regulatory framework

9.1 Statutory basis

The Communications Act 2003 requires the Office of Communications (‘Ofcom’) to set, and from time to time review and revise, codes of practice providing standards for the content of programmes included in television and radio services operated by persons other than the BBC1. It imposes various standards objectives that Ofcom must seek to achieve through these codes2. It also requires Ofcom to establish procedures for the handling and resolution of complaints about the observance of standards and to include conditions in broadcast licences requiring compliance with such