The BBC is preparing to make its biggest ever financial investment in on-air inclusion and will be prioritising £100m of its existing commissioning budget from 2021/22 to 2023/24 to diverse and inclusive content. This will be supported by a new mandatory 20% diverse-talent target in all new network commissions from April 2021. The investment will apply to TV output across all genres, including children’s, education and current affairs. It will support the BBC’s Diversity Code of Practice, which commits the organistion to create content with at least two of three priorities: diverse stories and portrayal on-screen; diverse production teams and talent; and diverse-led production companies.
Other measures being taken by the BBC to "accelerate the pace of change" in increasing diversity include running regular 'meet and greets' across the country, to enable talent from traditionally under-represented minority groups to engage with BBC staff and external suppliers who shape the organisation’s creative output.