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BBC News suspends planned job cuts

Broadcaster announced in January it planned to cut 450 positions

The BBC is suspending its plan to cut 450 jobs in its news operation as it deals with covering the coronavirus pandemic.

In January it was announced the jobs would go as the broadcaster looks to save £80 million by 2022.

Among the programmes affected were The Victoria Derbyshire Show and Newsnight.

However, director general Tony Hall has now informed staff the broadcaster will “suspend” those cuts, but didn’t say how long the suspension would last.

It’s thought that decision will be made by Hall’s successor after he steps down as DG in the summer.