EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Information / communication
Publishing, audiovisual and broadcasting activities
60 - Programming and broadcasting activities

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-03-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 270
Planned Job Reductions max: 500
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2013

Additional Information

BBC has announced plans to cut 140 jobs in 2013. The restructuring is part of the cost-saving Delivering Quality First Scheme aiming to approximately 500 job cuts. As reported the job reduction measure will affect mainly Radio 4, BBC2's Newsnight and BBC News Channel.

Updated, 16/05/2012: In addition to the above announcement, 130 jobs will be cut from the BBC local radio stations instead of the 280 originally planned. The company tries to implement the job cuts through voluntary means wherever possible.