What are the differences in use of mandate and remit? For example, Googling for the remit of gives me examples like:
The remit of the BBC is to entertain, educate and inform.
whereas if I google for the mandate of, I get things like:
The mandate of the Federal Reserve is to promote effectively the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates.
Both describe what a given organization should do, but what are the differences?