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Good Riddance: One in six jobs will go at BBC in bid to save £25million


The BBC has announced a huge shake-up of regional TV news and local radio in England which will lead to 450 job cuts.

A 'simplified schedule' introduced on local radio during the pandemic, with single instead of double presenters and a reduction in the number of shows, will become permanent.

The broadcaster said that BBC England - which currently has more than 3,000 staff - must save £25 million by April 2022.

The BBC has already announced plans to cut around 450 jobs in BBC News, to take place at a later date.

And last month it said it was axing more than 150 roles in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The broadcaster has also launched a programme of voluntary redundancy as it attempts to make £125 million in savings this year - on top of the previous £800 million savings target - due to the pandemic.