There are fears amongst BBC NI employees that the decentralising reforms announced by the new Director General Mark Thompson will not leave BBC NI unaffected. Figures are not yet clear on NI, but Scotland stands to lose “…£24 million – 15 per cent – from its annual budget of £160 million, to be phased in over three years”. The Guardian has an shortened version of Thompson’s New Statesman lecture given last night.
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