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White Paper sets out post-Brexit rules for migrant workers

Under proposed new immigration rules, low-skilled workers from EU countries will no longer have the automatic right to work in the UK after Brexit,

BBC journalists strike causes flagship shows to be canceled

BBC journalists staged a 24-hour strike on Monday in protest at job cuts, preventing the transmission of the flagship Today morning news program and several other television and radio shows. Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) walked out at midnight (local time and GMT) on Sunday over compulsory redundancies expected to affect BBC…

BBC sacks two workers for misusing Twitter

A further two workers have been disciplined following inappropriate behaviour on sites like Twitter and Facebook, the broadcaster has disclosed under a Freedom of Information request. The “unusual” move comes as the broadcaster imposed an informal ban on its staff for tweeting about the BBC’s “problems”. Acting director of news Fran Unsworth sent an internal…

Public sector tax avoidance is ”shocking”

Over 2,000 central government employees are currently benefiting from off-payroll arrangements – and this only includes civil servants so tax avoidance in the public sector must go much wider, the Public Accounts Committee has said. Looking at the use of personal service companies in the public sector, the committee was “shocked” after taking evidence from…

BBC news dubbed ‘testosterone fuelled’ after it fails to feature many women

The BBC has been branded “testosterone fuelled” after its main evening news bulletin featured nine times as many male experts than women. On one occasion BBC1’s 10 O’Clock News featured just one female face for a few seconds in the entire programme, according to the survey for the trade magazine Broadcast. Lis Howell, director of…