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Sunday 2 November 2014

BBC Wastes £10m in Redundancy Scandal

The BBC has been accused of wasting more than £10m of public money by rehiring nearly 300 staff it had earlier made redundant.

Today's Sunday Express article reveals that 286 staff have been rehired by the Corporation, after each receiving an average of £36,000 in redundancy pay. The staff, who had previously been employed on a full-time basis between 1st September 2002 and 31st August 2014, have been rehired on permanent or fixed-term contracts.

In the last 4 years, since the TV licence-fee was frozen, the BBC has rehired 81 individuals after they'd pocketed a total of £3m in redundancy payouts.

The £10.2m bill, which the Express compares to the TV licence income for a town the size of Luton, could have been used to pay for an entire series of The Voice instead. For that, at least, we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief.

A BBC insider is quoted as saying: "I know of one BBC manager who was given a £100,000 payout to leave his job on a Friday and then rehired on a freelance basis the following Monday through a new production company, which is ridiculous."

With the BBC again demonstrating such reckless and cavalier management of public funds, there has never been a better time to cancel your TV licence.


Unknown said...

WHY?! Why the hell are the government STILL allowing this BLATANT RECKLESSNESS to continue?! There had better be a independant inquiry one of these days to make the people responsible for this ongoing wastefulness answer for their actions. Oh, well, more stuff to brush under the filthy rug, I guess.

Pedophiles, biased reporting (when supposedly neutral), constant cover ups, turning a blind eye to the actions of TVL and atrocious fund handling, what more does this corporation need to do before they are BROUGHT TO FLIPPIN' JUSTICE?! All this from a company that is funded primarily by US, the TAX PAYER!!

I'm sorry for the rant, but there is nothing this corporation does these days that is useful or productive and this is just MORE PROOF of how STUPID they all are!! I'm glad I don't spend (read: WASTE) any money on them and/or their services.

Anonymous said...

Any Politicians reading this. Please do something for the people for once and get rid of the TV Licence. What value does the BBC represent. We have got a mammoth organisation who stands high and lofty dishing out wages politicians running the country could just dream of. It has become a state within the state. It is time to slim down this organisation and return to true public broadcasting to what is necessary and not to what we have now. I don't watch the BBC and and I am not paying a license fee so now I am not even allowed to watch other services - I might be even willing to pay for.
We got rid of the Energy and phone monopoly and it is time now to get rid of the media monopoly!
Please do something for the people and get rid of the BBC!

Anonymous said...

I think it's time for the BBC to be investigated like the banks about wasting license paying customers