BBC Studios to cut 300 jobs14 October 2016
BBC Studios is set to cut 300 jobs in order to ensure it is ‘in the right shape for the future’ according to the corporation.
The move is the latest in a series of cutbacks made by the BBC following its agreement to take on the £650 million costs of offering free TV licence fees to the over-75s.
According to the BBC, the move will affect ‘almost all’ BBC bases, although none will close.
This comes after a major restructuring in July, which saw Anne Bulford become deputy director general, Charlotte Moore promoted to director of content and sport and overall senior management numbers reduced.
Mark Linsey, director of BBC Studios, said, “A strong, creative and competitive BBC Studios is crucial to maintaining the BBC’s role as one of the world’s great programme makers – and we are committed to delivering the best content in all our genres. These plans will ensure we can compete successfully in the future.”