BBC continues to reduce the number of senior managers

Since August 2009 the BBC has reduced senior manager headcount and pay bill by over a third. We’ll keep driving down costs whilst making sure we have the right people in the right jobs and are giving audiences the best programmes and services.BBC Spokesperson
Date: 10.09.2014     Last updated: 10.09.2014 at 13.49
Category: Corporate

Figures released today reveal that between August 2013 and August 2014 the number of BBC senior managers has reduced further by 5.7% and the pay bill by 5.4%.

Between August 2009 and September 2014 the BBC reduced overall senior manager headcount by 230 from 640 to 410 (36%) and the senior manager pay bill by £27.4m from £78.5m to £51.1m (35%).

A BBC spokesperson said: “Since August 2009 the BBC has reduced senior manager headcount and pay bill by over a third. We’ll keep driving down costs whilst making sure we have the right people in the right jobs and are giving audiences the best programmes and services.”

The BBC has today also published the individual salaries for its most senior managers (as at August 2014) and their expenses (for the period January to March 2014) here.

Notes to Editors

The overall impact of the Senior Management Pay strategies in 2009 and 2011, agreed with the BBC Trust, set out that by December 2015 the BBC expects to reduce senior manager headcount by 35% and the senior manager pay bill by 37% (against August 2009 figures).

Please note the salary band data published today and the BBC’s published senior manager reduction figures are different data sets and cannot be compared.

BBC Press Office