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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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Great and good gather for Sir David Frost memorial (Telegraph)
"The guestlist for the event was as diverse as would be expected for the broadcaster"
Gillian Anderson starts filming second series of BBC2's thriller The Fall (Guardian)
"I'm over the moon to be back in production with this team again"
Classic Doctor Who episodes to air on Horror Channel (Digital Spy)
TV licence move will increase fee for all and threaten channels, warns BBC chief (Telegraph)
"Children's channels and BBC Four could be closed if television licence fee evasion decriminalised, BBC executive warns"
BBC Three will close as a TV channel in 2015 (Telegraph)
Does Mary Berry Cooks mark a breakthrough for older women on TV? (Guardian)
"What results is an unapologetically old-fashioned TV show with a presenter who makes no attempt to disguise when she was born"
Peaky Blinders nominated by Royal Television Society for RTS Award (Birmingham Mail)
Eurovision 2014: What we know about Molly Smitten-Downes so far (Independent)
"She thinks Choco Leibniz are the best biscuits in the world, putting her in a strong position with German voters."
Tom Margerison obituary (Guardian)
"Founder of New Scientist, Sunday Times journalist and BBC broadcaster who made complicated subjects easy to understand."
BBC to launch refreshed Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Game (British Comedy Guide)
"The new 30th anniversary version of the game will allow users to play in high definition for the first time"
Amazon, BBC to Revive 'Ripper Street' (Hollywood Reporter)
"Amazon Prime Instant Video on Wednesday unveiled a deal with the BBC to revive crime drama Ripper Street."
BBC Four creates new season on gardens (Televisual)
The BBC’s bestselling shows abroad (Ariel)
"A record 725 buyers are attending BBC Worldwide's annual showcase this week, where programmes such as The Musketeers and Horrible Histories will be sold to foreign broadcasters."
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