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Wednesday 7 November 2012, 10:57
A summary of findings following the Deloitte investigation into how the BBC engages freelance services.
Monday 13 August 2012, 10:00
Today, the BBC Pension Trustees have published their interim funding check on the pension scheme. I would encourage all members of the pension scheme to read it. As the BBC's Chief Financial Officer I'd like to set out my thoughts on what it means for the BBC.
As the Chair of the Pension Trustees says...
Tuesday 24 July 2012, 11:03
Following recent press speculation, Chief Financial Officer Zarin Patel clarified the BBCs position in relation to the use of Personal Service Companies and tax affairs in general in an all staff email sent on July 23rd.
I wanted to take the opportunity to correct misleading reports in today...
Wednesday 11 July 2012, 15:50
You may have seen reports recently about how the BBC pays some presenters and other specialist staff, suggesting that there is something underhand about our procedures. Nothing could be further from the truth and I want to explain clearly and simply why this is the case.
At the BBC, there are a number...
Tuesday 29 June 2010, 10:45
Today the BBC has put forward a series of proposals to change the BBC Pension Scheme. If accepted, these would be the most extensive changes to the Scheme in its history. These are tough decisions, and the first major reform of pensions in the public sector. But we believe we have no option if we are...
Monday 4 January 2010, 12:06
How is your licence fee being spent? Is it on great programmes and content or, as some parts of the media would have you believe, largely on 'excessive' talent pay, managerial salaries and expenses?
My job as Chief Financial Officer at the BBC is to deliver value for money by making sure that every pound...
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Panorama doc inspires lifesaver kit (Ariel)
"A Panorama programme has inspired the design of a piece of medical kit with the potential to save thousands of lives."
BBC plan special week of programmes dedicated to Gerry Anderson (Mirror)
"Radio legend to be celebrated with tribute shows and a live two-hour concert"
Strictly extends lead over X Factor (Guardian)
"BBC1 show widens gap over ITV talent competition to 2 million, despite return of Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini"
Miranda to come to an end after Christmas specials as Miranda Hart admits: ‘I want it to end on a high’ (Metro)
"As she gets older I don’t want her to keep falling over and making a fool of herself, I want her to be happy,"
Kate Moss to appear in BBC’s David Walliams adaptation (Guardian)
"Supermodel to have cameo role as herself in hour-long family drama The Boy in the Dress, which will air at Christmas"
Doctor Who's new web game aims to teach children programming skills (Guardian)
"Latest attempt to make coding fun for kids involves rescuing a Dalek and exploring the unscreened world of Sontar"
BBC adds chat app to Ebola effort (Ariel)
"World Service has turned to instant messenger to get the latest word on Ebola out to audiences in West Africa."
Broadcasters Reveal Leaders' Debate Plan (KL.FM)
"Sky News, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have announced joint plans for a series of party leader debates across TV and the internet in the run-up to the 2015 General Election."
BBC3 orders six docs from new directors for Fresh strand (Televisual)
"BBC3 has commissioned six new one-off documentaries for its Fresh strand – the channel’s scheme for new directors looking for a break into prime-time film-making."
Brainy BAMEs upskill (Ariel)
Pharrell, One Direction, Sam Smith And Pretty Much Everyone You’ve Ever Heard Of Beautifully Cover "God Only Knows" (Buzzfeed)
"Don’t blink, you might miss Elton John covered in butterflies or Lorde wearing angel wings"
Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Gregg Wallace is first celebrity to leave the show (Radio Times)
"The MasterChef presenter fails to cook up enough votes to ensure his survival as Mrs Browns Boys star Jennifer Gibney beats him in the dance-off"
Martin Freeman to Star in BBC Drama About Trial of Adolf Eichmann (Hollywood Reporter)
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