1. The British Council is a registered charity incorporated and governed by Royal Charter.
2. The British Council is operationally independent from the UK government. It is governed by a Board of Trustees that is accountable to the UK’s Charity Commission for its activities.
3. The British Council works closely with all UK governments and devolved administrations to ensure strategic alignment to UK policy priorities.
4. As a recipient of significant public funds, the British Council is subject to certain reporting and authorising requirements.