The BBC is planning to axe as many as 50 per cent of jobs across the board, insiders revealed today. A raft of cuts is being designed to prove the BBC is giving value for money before a review of its 10-year royal charter in 2006.
High-ranking sources say earlier rumours of 6,000 losses from 28,000 staff may turn out to be a wild underestimate.
Let’s see them double that. Then we’d be talking! Up next for the headsman’s axe, ladies and gentlemen, the Public Broadcasting Service….