BBC bosses try to put six-year spin on redundancy issues

While the Chinese Communist Party gathered for its national congress in Beijing to determine policies for the next five years, Mark Thompson, the BBC director general, went one better by laying out a six-year plan for the publicly-owned broadcaster.

20th October, 2007

While the Chinese Communist Party gathered for its national congress in Beijing to determine policies for the next five years, Mark Thompson, the BBC director general, went one better by laying out a six-year plan for the publicly-owned broadcaster.

Unfortunately for Thompson, the BBC’s economic outlook is not quite as rosy as China’s. With a stg£2 billion shortfall to make up following the most recent licence fee settlement in January, his plans involve 2,800 job...

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