BBC caves in

BECTU has accused the BBC of caving in to government pressure by accepting major cutbacks in the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Confirmation that the licence fee is to be frozen until 2017, linked to an agreement which will see the World Service and Welsh language channel, S4C, funded from the licence fee by 2014, opens up a period of increased anxiety for all the staff affected, said BECTU.

For more details see the BECTU site.

20 October 2010