Commenting on the news today (Thursday) that the BBC is planning to move key jobs and programmes out of London, TUC Yorkshire Regional Secretary Bill Adams said:
“Moving top BBC jobs to Leeds doesn’t reverse deep cuts to regional BBC journalism in Yorkshire.
“Whilst we welcome job creation in the region, we’re clear that the best way the BBC can support the levelling up agenda in Yorkshire is by investing in the high quality local and regional journalism that can hold this government and rogue bosses to account.
“The BBC bosses should be dedicating more resources to local and regional reporting, not cutting 450 staff as they announced last year.”
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