BBC To Cut Over 1000 Jobs After People Stop Paying Their TV License

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Screen Shot 2015 07 02 at 11.17.381 BBC To Cut Over 1000 Jobs After People Stop Paying Their TV License

Over 1000 employees of the BBC may soon find themselves out of work after an unexpected increase in the number of households not paying their TV license.

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The increase in people not paying for their license has reportedly caused a loss of around £150m.

Director of the BBC, Tony Hall, says that the majority of the cuts will come from both professional and support areas while management structures “will be streamlined.”

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Speaking about the “difficult choices” he has had to make, Lord Hall said:

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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.

The changes he will put in place will save around £50m, but that will only cover 1/3 of the loss, so more cuts are to be expected.

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To make up for the total loss, he wants to merge divisions within the BBC, cut out management layers, reduce management roles and bring down the number of senior positions.

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In total, over 1000 job cuts has been predicted, but Lord Hall recognises that “this is a tough message”.

But with the popularity of the TV license decreasing rapidly in recent years, was this not expected?


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