BBC cuts

BBC savings given green light as local radio cuts halved

The BBC Trust asked the broadcaster to scale back proposed cuts to local radio, but has approved others, including a 'new all-England programme' for stations on weekday evenings

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 16/05/12

BBC Trust publishes key priorities for the next year

BBC Trust publishes 2011/2012 workplan, which includes an impartiality review of the broadcaster's coverage of the Arab Spring with the findings due to be published later this summer

Posted by James Chapple on 02/04/12

Helen Boaden: BBC network news to cut 140 roles by April 2013

Director of BBC News Helen Boaden tells staff where cuts will be made, which includes the loss of three Newsnight reporters and 17 news service jobs in Radio 1 and 1Xtra

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 27/03/12

Myers: BBC stations can save by 'sharing' managing editors

A review of BBC local radio by Radio Academy CEO John Myers recommends cutting the number of managing editors and sharing the role across stations to save costs

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 27/02/12

Strikes avoided after BBC agrees to delay new terms

Strike ballot called off after broadcaster agrees to delay implementing changes to terms and conditions for new staff by nine months

Posted by Joel Gunter on 28/11/11

Review finds BBC Online weaknesses 'effectively addressed'

A review commissioned by the BBC Trust found weaknesses in BBC Online management controls identified in 2008 have been addressed and that greater transparency has been adopted

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 08/11/11

NUJ to ballot on no-confidence vote in BBC director general

Union announces first no-confidence vote in a BBC director general in response to the broadcaster's Delivering Quality First programme

Posted by Joel Gunter on 03/11/11

BBC must 'strengthen' savings approach, says NAO

A report by the National Audit Office identifies lessons to be learnt for further savings being taken by the BBC under the 2010 licence fee settlement

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 02/11/11

Unions to issue strike ballot after BBC rejects proposals

NUJ and Bectu warn of strike action before Christmas after BBC rejects proposals on Delivering Quality First cuts

Posted by Joel Gunter on 26/10/11

BBC to scrap Ariel print edition after 75 years

Delivering Quality First cuts will cost the broadcaster's communications department 30 jobs, including four at Ariel, which will go online-only from December

Posted by Joel Gunter on 20/10/11

BBC defends Thompson's 'robust exchange' over cuts

Director general Mark Thompson heavily criticised by the National Union of Journalists after he told staff: 'no one is forcing you to stay'

Posted by Joel Gunter on 17/10/11

Helen Boaden: Staff will 'bear the brunt' of cuts in BBC News

Director of news at the BBC Helen Boaden told staff that the News group will be cutting between 700 to 800 full time posts in savings bid

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 07/10/11

BBC to cut nearly 2,000 jobs

BBC confirms around 2,000 jobs at risk as it outlines proposals to make savings of £670 million a year

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 06/10/11

Bectu considers legal action over BBC Wales job cuts

Media union Bectu claims to have had no contact from the BBC since a 24-hour strike on Friday and is now preparing documents for its solicitors

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 04/10/11

BBC Wales redundancy strike suspended

Broadcast union BECTU has agreed to suspend its planned 24-hour strike pending the outcome of appeals by members of staff at risk of redundancy

Posted by Joel Gunter on 19/08/11

BBC Wales staff to strike over planned redundancies

Union announces 24-hour strike over four editors and one assistant producer due to be made redundant on 31 August

Posted by Joel Gunter on 18/08/11

#jpod in depth: Strikers on BBC picket lines

#jpod looks at the BBC strikes, speaking to NUJ members on the picket lines and Jonathan Lovett father of the chapel for the NUJ at Tindle Newspapers in Enfield, on winning concessions from management

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 05/08/11

BBC journalists plan indefinite work to rule

Second strike over compulsory redundancies is due to take place on Monday with indefinite work to rule to follow

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 26/07/11

No closures in BBC local radio, Mark Thompson tells staff

BBC director general has assured staff that no stations will be closed and there will be no full or part merger of local radio and Radio 5Live

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 26/07/11

BBC news programmes disrupted by strike

Today programme delayed and BBC Breakfast cancelled as thousands of journalists walk out over compulsory redundancies

Posted by Joel Gunter on 15/07/11

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'There's no fat to cut away here': BBC Sussex staff join nationwide strikes

BBC journalists in Brighton manned a picket line from 4am as part of nation-wide strikes by NUJ members at the broadcaster

Posted by Joel Gunter on 1 August 2011

BBC to close down Religion and Ethics messageboards

'Relatively few' users results in the closure of BBC Religion and Ethics message boards, but a blog will rise from the ashes

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 14 June 2011

Guardian: BBC proposal to 'pool' journalists across Today, Newsnight and Panorama

BBC News director Helen Boaden outlined the idea of a pooled team of journalists to staff on Tuesday, the Guardian reports

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 13 May 2011

Switched off: Two more BBC World Service languages have ceased broadcasting

BBC Caribbean Service and the BBC Russian Service have broadcast their final programmes after seven decades of service

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 28 March 2011

BBC announces special swansong for Russian-language broadcasts

A week of special programmes sees the end of the BBC Russian service in March, with a live weekend programme titled Pyatiy Etazh

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 24 March 2011

Independent: BBC savings have to come from somewhere

BBC Delivering Quality First review attempts to find ways of coping with no increase in the licence fee for the next five years through cuts

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 23 March 2011

'Hope will be denied to millions of our listeners': World Service staff protest against cuts

Rachel McAthy reports from the NUJ protest against cuts outside the BBC World Service offices

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 26 January 2011

BBC Internet Blog: Domains earmarked for closure by the end of the year

The BBC Trust has revealed up to 360 posts within BBC Online are to be cut by 2013 and there are plans to halve the number of 'top level domains'

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 25 January 2011

Guardian: Cuts will see World Service merged with BBC News, says Thompson

BBC Director general Mark Thompson said in an interview with the Media Guardian he aims to save half a billion pounds a year by slashing overheads

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 6 December 2010

#bbcstrike: What's going on at the BBC today?

The BBC strike as curated through Storify

Posted by Laura Oliver on 5 November 2010

Guardian: Hundreds of jobs at risk at BBC World Service

Government funding cuts in BBC World Service funding will result in job losses at the 'staff-heavy' organisation, says Peter Horrocks, director of BBC Global News

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 4 November 2010

BECTU members apply to NUJ in order to join BBC strikes

Activists from the media and entertainment union Bectu are applying to join the National Union of Journalists so they can take part in planned strike action at the BBC over pensions

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 3 November 2010

Details of BBC funding cuts leaked ahead of spending review

George Osbourne's comprehensive spending review outlining the changes the government has made to BBC funding is formally announced after leaks

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 20 October 2010

BBC staff unions to hold meetings on scheduled strike dates

The NUJ, BECTU and Unite hold meetings to allow members to put further questions to union officials about the BBC pensions row

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 19 October 2010

BBC unions prepare staff for strike action

The NUJ and BECTU have published a Q&A for members about the strikes over pension proposals at the BBC

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 29 September 2010

BBC pensions update - strike ballot result expected today

BBC staff unions are expected to announce the result of a ballot for strike action following pension proposals which could see the introduction of a one per cent cap on increases in pensionable salary and the closure of the final-salary scheme to new joiners

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 1 September 2010

NUJ Release: Thousands of BBC journalists to strike over compulsory redundancy risk

The focus of industrial action will be the World Service's South Asian section where up to 20 positions are at risk of being cut

Posted by Judith Townend on 16 March 2009

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