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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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BBC sets out its coverage for Winter Olympics 2014 (Televisual)
"over 200 hours of network TV coverage is set to be delivered to audiences alongside six online streams covering all events live"
Ken Goudie obituary (Guardian)
"Goudie, who has died aged 87, was a colossus in the BBC's radio newsroom"
Harding unveils vision for BBC News (Broadcast)
"BBC News chief James Harding has outlined a series of measures, including the creation of a news editor role and a focus on technology and collaboration..."
Doctor Who anniversary episode breaks iPlayer request records (Guardian)
"Birthday edition eclipses previous high of Olympics opening ceremony reaching nearly 1.3m requests in 24 hours"
BBC to open news bureau in Burma (MENAFN)
BBC1 to broadcast Laurel and Hardy biopic (The Stage)
"The 90-minute biopic, called Stan and Ollie, is written by Jeff Pope, who penned Mrs Biggs for ITV."
BBC lines up Tim Minchin sitcom (Guardian)
BBC Promotes 'Sherlock' Return With Hearse (Hollywood Reporter)
"heralding the return to U.K. screens of the hit detective show"
Tributes paid to BBC cricket commentator John Shaw (Leicester Mercury)
“He was great company and a superb broadcaster. He will be sadly missed.”
Gary Barlow announces New Year's Eve London gig for BBC One (digitalspy)
BBC signs open data agreement (Guardian)
BBC's Lord Hall: Birmingham is the 'place to be' (Telegraph)
“I want to make Birmingham a really exciting and important part of what we do"
BBC iPlayer confirmed for PS4 launch (eurogamer.net)
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