Licence offer ill-judged

BECTU has criticised the BBC Trust announcement that it has offered the government a two-year freeze in the Licence fee.

Commenting on the news, BECTU General Secretary, Gerry Morrissey said: "We find the timing and content of this announcement bizarre. Why would the BBC Trust offer to freeze the licence fee ahead of the start of negotiations? This looks like poor negotiation to us and will leave many of our members in disbelief".

For more details see the BECTU site.

16 September 2010