BBC staff face anxious wait

STAFF working for the BBC in Suffolk are facing an anxious wait following reports up to 2,800 jobs are set to go within the organisation.It is understood the BBC is poised to cut at least 12 per cent of its workforce, with the brunt of more than 2,000 redundancies falling on factual programming.

STAFF working for the BBC in Suffolk are facing an anxious wait following reports up to 2,800 jobs are set to go within the organisation.

It is understood the BBC is poised to cut at least 12 per cent of its workforce, with the brunt of more than 2,000 redundancies falling on factual programming.

A national newspaper has reported the total number of job losses could be as many as 2,800.

It is not clear whether BBC staff in Suffolk will be affected by the situation.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "The plans for re-prioritising the BBC budget have yet to be decided. They will be discussed by the BBC trust at a meeting next Wednesday.

"Until then we will not be speculating."