BBC to relocate 400 jobs outside London


Move comes as BBC seeks to secure funding settlement from government keen to redistribute spending around UK

The BBC has pledged to relocate 400 jobs outside London, as it faces a battle to secure a future funding settlement from a government that wants to redistribute spending around of the UK.

The corporation’s director general, Tim Davie, announced the changes to staff on Thursday morning, saying the corporation had to prove its value to audiences across the UK by producing programmes closer to where they lived and spending more money outside the capital.

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