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

270 - 500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 March 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2013
Foreseen end date


BBC has announced plans to cut 140 jobs in 2013. The restructuring is part of the cost-saving Delivering Quality First Scheme aiming to approximately 500 job cuts. As reported the job reduction measure will affect mainly Radio 4, BBC2's Newsnight and BBC News Channel.

Updated, 16/05/2012: In addition to the above announcement, 130 jobs will be cut from the BBC local radio stations instead of the 280 originally planned. The company tries to implement the job cuts through voluntary means wherever possible.


  • 16 May 2012: Birmingham Post
  • 27 March 2012: The Guardian
  • 27 March 2012: Broadcastnow


Eurofound (2012), BBC, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 73396, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73396.