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BBC’s senior managers and executive board face cutbacks

The BBC Trust has announced sweeping cuts are on the way for the upper levels of the BBC, including cutting 100 senior managers and instituting a pay freeze on its executive board for three more years. These moves are the latest following criticism from both the Labour and Conservative parties over executive pay. The results of the cutbacks will reduce the £79m annual pay bill of more than 600 highly paid executives by £20m over the next three and a half years.
October 29, 2009

The BBC Trust has announced sweeping cuts are on the way for the upper levels of the BBC, including cutting 100 senior managers and instituting a pay freeze on its executive board for three more years. These moves are the latest following criticism from both the Labour and Conservative parties over executive pay. The results of the cutbacks will reduce the £79m annual pay bill of more than 600 highly paid executives by £20m over the next three and a half years.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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