Annual Review 2007/2008

Employees and remuneration

Staff costs

  2007
£m
2006
£m
Salaries and wages 61.0 56.1
Social security costs 5.3 5.8
Pension costs 9.5 3.2
Redundancy costs 5.6 1.3
Total 81.4 66.4

The funding arrangements for BBC World Service incorporate efficiency savings targets. Incurring restructuring and redundancy costs in order to generate savings therefore represents an ongoing activity for BBC World Service. The savings associated with the 2007/08 redundancy costs will begin to take effect in 2008/09.