BBC rejects Huge Staff Cuts

The BBC has denied reports it will cut almost a quarter of its 28 000 workforce.

According to a report in The Times, news gathering and production operations at the world’s largest broadcaster will bear the brunt of cost cutting.

BBC says the ‘6000 job cuts’ are all purely speculative, with four different reviews due to report in December.

The paper says under the changes, led by Director-General, Mark Thompson, key staff will be moved out of London and relocated to other cities.

It also claims more program production will be contracted out and some activities partly privatised.