BBC to Slash Up To 600 News, Radio Jobs

BBC to Slash Up To 600 News, Radio Jobs

The Guardian reports that up to 500 jobs are expected to be slashed at BBC News with another 80 or so cuts affecting BBC radio. This is the latest phase in a round of cost-cutting that began at the BBC three years. Over 400 jobs have already been cut. This will make the total close to 1000. BBC News employs around 8,000 people.  

James Harding, the director of news and current affairs at the BBC, warned that more cuts are coming. The BBC’s goal is to cut expenses by 800 million English pounds by 2016/17.

 

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