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

65 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 July 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The BBC has announced plans to restructure its monitoring department as part of a drive to reduce costs across the organisation. In total there will be a net reduction of 98 jobs, but not all of these will come from UK offices. As part of the restructure offices will open in Turkey and in Israel and the Afghanistan office will be closed. 65 jobs are to be cut from the UK's headquarters in Reading, which currently employs 320 staff. It is understood that mandatory consultation with trade unions will begin imminently. There is no report as yet of when the job losses are expected to take effect.


  • 5 July 2016: BBC Website
  • 5 July 2016: The Guardian


Eurofound (2016), BBC Monitoring department, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 88216, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88216.