United Kingdom Government Green paper report in 2006 sets forwards six public purposes of the BBC for its future. The first purpose is that the BBC should play a critical role in sustaining citizenship and civil society (DCMS, 2006). The citizenship purpose for BBC is defined by the ways and means that BBC will inform itself and others on the understanding of the United Kingdom and the world and set qualitative standards on the form of news representations. The BBC should also attempt to engage as much of the UK population and should also be committed to the local and regional news segments, so as to stimulate the UK people to think, to reason and make decisions on choices that could affect them and society in general. The BBC is also expected to contribute to the democratic debate by means of carrying over coverage of what happens in the Parliament.
The second purpose defined is that the BBC should promote education (DCMS, 2006). The BBC is part of the Media Literacy Task Force and for the past 80 years has been working with the intent of creating awareness on media literacy. Its goal is to ensure that the UK population is equipped with the necessary skills to understand and interpret different media forms, and also develop the creativity necessary to engage in the widespread access to broadcasting that has now become available to everybody. The BBC is to take part in creating informal and formal learning material and to encourage people to take advantage of the same.