BBC budget cuts mean loss of 360 online jobs

Cuts of 25 percent to the BBC's annual online budget mean 360 jobs will be lost.

The BBC has today confirmed that 360 staff staff jobs will go as part of cuts to its annual online budget of around £34m.

The BBC Trust first outlined planned cuts to BBC Online last summer as part of its two-year strategic review which also paved the way for the sell-off of the corporation's magazine business.

Detailing plans today, the corporation's governing body said a 25 per cent cut to the annual online budget of £137m would see the number of websites it provides fall from around 400 to around 200.

The cuts will see the BBC reduce staff working online by around 23 per cent from the current 1,600 total by 2013.

Full story at the Press Gazette.