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INDUSTRY INSIGHT


Time to end the unaccountable


Angus Long T


‘fat cats’ on the public purse


HE BBC has been criticised for a number of things recently, but perhaps the decision to


cease providing free TV licences to the over 75’s has caused the biggest uproar. Unsurprisingly, this hasn’t gone down well, but the BBC is seemingly undeterred. If that wasn’t bad enough, the corporation has recently announced it’s to make 450 job cuts, predominantly in its news department. The reason for the job losses is a need to cut £40 million from its budget. £40 million is a big number, but to an


organisation as large as the BBC it’s relatively small. The vast majority of the 450 staff earmarked for redundancy will not be highly paid and the loss of employment will, no doubt, be hard for them to bear. It seems a tad harsh that they should be the ones sacrificed to cover the ineptitude of poor budget control by BBC bosses. The BBC employs over 75 senior executives earning over £160,000. However,


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one only has to do a simple search to find numerous instances of lamentable cost-control by BBC management. For example, they overspent by £107 million in the refurbishment of Broadcasting House and then there is the projected increase from £60million to £87million in the cost of building a new set for EastEnders. Not only is it costing more but it’s still not finished. The new set was


supposed to have been ready in 2018. The current estimate for completion is now 2023 and, given this dreary soap opera is fast losing audience numbers, it seems rather pointless to waste so much money on a programme which viewers seemingly no longer care for. If ITN news presenter Alastair Stewart can be forced to quit after someone took offence to his quoting of Shakespeare in a tweet, then surely a similar fate should befall inept BBC mandarins whose actions and behaviour is offensive to the hardworking and conscientious?


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