Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60 - Programming and broadcasting activities

100 - 114 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 October 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


BBC announced plans to cut more than 100 senior management and executive director jobs in a drive to reduce costs. The cuts will save BBC almost £20 million pounds, while the recruitment of new staff will be made "at a discount" to the rates they can expect in the commercial sector. Critics argue that the BBC "is out of step" by cutting staff instead of cutting the large management salaries, which have recently been under scrutiny. As of November 2009, no date has been given for the implementation of the cuts.


  • 29 October 2009: Telegraph


Eurofound (2009), BBC, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 69864, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69864.