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July 3, 2015 8:10 am  #1

BBC to cut more than 1,000 jobs


July 3, 2015 8:33 am  #2

Re: BBC to cut more than 1,000 jobs

This isn't good news.  In a world of shite, BBC programing and news was something that could be relied on.
Here's the article for anyone wishing a quick peek..

(Via BBC)

The BBC is to cut 1,000 jobs because of a £150m budget gap in its licence fee income.
An unexpected increase in the number of households saying they do not watch live TV so do not pay for a licence has been blamed for the shortfall.
Many cuts are to come from professional and support areas, while management structures will be streamlined.
BBC director general Tony Hall says this will save around £50m a year so more cuts will come.
Lord Hall said the BBC was facing "difficult choices" because of the tough financial climate.
He said more than one million fewer people had a television set than was predicted in 2011, when a previous round of efficiency savings was implemented, so extra savings had to be found.
"Despite the progress already made, and the realities of the licence fee being frozen for seven years, a new financial challenge means additional savings must now be found," he said.
'Tough message'
He added decision-making had become too complicated in recent times, as new services have been introduced, and that he wanted to cut these back to make things simpler, which "inevitably would lead to fewer decision-makers".
Professional and support departments such as IT, human resources and engineering will be looked at closely to see where there is duplication, with the possibility of merging divisions across the BBC and its commercial arm, BBC Worldwide.
In announcing more than 1,000 jobs cuts, Lord Hall said he recognised "this is a tough message".
He said the BBC had already made £1.5bn in savings, but because of the shortfall in licence fee income, more needs to be done.


Madness takes its toll.  Please have exact change.

July 3, 2015 6:07 pm  #3

Re: BBC to cut more than 1,000 jobs

Lord whats his nutz talks about finding effeciencies, reducing the size of management and supervisory levels - from what are in some cases currently as high as 10 deep down to 7 or less... reducing support staff like engineering (always a good move!!!), accounting and legal services....

One would think that elimination of levels of duplication would have already been acheived as part of the build of the centralized New Broadcasting House (NBH), but apparently there is still more areas where duplication exists between BBC News and BBC World.

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