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  1. July 30, 2014

    BBC chair needed for no-man’s land

    Next to being England football manager or Archbishop of Canterbury, it is hard to think of a position in British public life...

  2. July 10, 2014

    Patten answers calling from the Vatican

    It is just two months since major heart surgery forced Chris Patten to step down as chairman of the BBC Trust – a largely...

  1. June 23, 2014

    BBC television output ‘too safe’, says Trust candidate Diana Coyle

    The BBC’s main television channel can “feel too predictable” and “plays it too safe” with some peak-time shows, the acting...

  2. May 29, 2014

    Contenders to chair BBC Trust face step into unknown

    The job has not been advertised, the last incumbent found himself besieged, and this layer of a vast organisation might soon...

  3. May 7, 2014

    Lord Patten endured three relentless years at helm of BBC Trust

    Lord Patten once turned down a graduate traineeship at the BBC. If he had known how much trouble chairing the BBC Trust was...

  4. May 6, 2014

    Labour fears Tory ‘stooge’ at BBC

    Labour has warned the Conservatives against appointing a political “stooge” to chair the BBC Trust after Lord Patten stepped...

  5. April 15, 2014

    BBC TV and radio stars face pay review

    The BBC Trust has said it will review the pay of the broadcaster’s highest-profile stars, in a move that could lead to...

  6. March 7, 2014

    BBC cuts set to run deeper

    The axe man has arrived at the BBC – bearing a scalpel. On Thursday Britain’s most-watched broadcaster announced that it...

  7. January 28, 2014

    Watchdog attacks BBC management over digital project

    Director-General Tony Hall’s decision to scrap a flagship BBC technology project costing nearly £100m has come under...

  8. January 27, 2014

    BBC: the agony of managing ‘Auntie’

    Greg Dyke told staff “to cut the crap”, Mark Thompson insisted on one-to-one meetings, and George Entwistle . . . well, he...

  9. December 10, 2013

    BBC to axe management boards in bid to cut bureaucracy

    The BBC is to eliminate more than half of its internal committees, as it seeks to bring the curtain down on an era of...

  10. October 22, 2013

    BBC agrees to scrutiny by national audit office

    The BBC has agreed that the UK’s national auditor will have more powers to scrutinise and investigate it. Speaking to MPs on...

  11. October 16, 2013

    MPs urge BBC Trust to ‘challenge’ managers on value for money

    The BBC Trust needs to be more probing of how the broadcaster spends licence fee money, MPs have said, despite limitations...

  12. October 10, 2013

    YouView shareholders weigh cash injection

    Shareholders in YouView including the BBC and Channel 4 may have to inject millions of pounds each into the internet...

  13. September 24, 2013

    Miliband plan to double housebuilding rate

    Plans to double the annual rate of housebuilding by 2020 were set out by Ed Miliband on Tuesday, although there was industry...

  14. September 22, 2013

    BBC chairman hints he will not push for big rise in licence fee

    Lord Patten, has signalled that he will not push for a significant rise in the licence fee. The BBC Trust chairman...

  15. September 18, 2013

    MPs to start ‘major inquiry’ into BBC governance

    Senior directors from the BBC and its governing body are to be recalled to parliament to answer questions in a “major...

  16. September 11, 2013

    BBC regulation faces overhaul after criticism

    The BBC is to face an early overhaul of how it is regulated in a move designed to calm mounting criticism of governance...

  17. September 11, 2013

    BBC: The British Blameshifting Corp

    Seven past and present BBC leaders were hauled before a parliamentary inquiry on Monday to account for management failures...

  18. September 11, 2013

    Politicians are responsible for the BBC’s infighting

    In principle, I favour the separation of chairmen and chief executives, but when they have to be physically separated in...

  19. September 9, 2013

    BBC showdown produces little light

    It was one of the most eagerly-anticipated parliamentary hearings of the year – a showdown between Lord Patten, chairman of...

  20. September 9, 2013

    BBC payouts bring tension in Parliament

    Mark Thompson, chief executive of the New York Times, faced a grilling from MPs on Monday over the high level of severance...

  21. September 9, 2013

    Lessons from the BBC’s pay scandal

    There can be no winners in the unedifying row between Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC’s governing Trust, and its former...

  22. Westminster Blog

    September 9, 2013

    MPs question BBC pay offs

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 18:04 on 9 Sep 2013. (c) PA Mr Thompson giving evidence Senior BBC...

  23. The A-List

    September 9, 2013

    Abolish the BBC Trust before it does more damage

    The ghost of Tony Blair has haunted the corridors of the Westminster parliament for the past two weeks. David Cameron...

  24. September 8, 2013

    Abolition of BBC Trust backed by head of parliamentary committee

    The head of a parliamentary committee which scrutinises the media has said he would support abolishing the BBC Trust, with...

  25. September 6, 2013

    BBC Trust faces question time in pay-off quarrel

    It was not supposed to be like this. The creation in 2007 of a new governing body for the BBC was meant to resolve concern...

  26. September 6, 2013

    BBC Trust attacks Mark Thompson’s position on pay-offs

    The BBC Trust has attacked as “bizarre” leaked evidence from Mark Thompson, its former director-general, claiming the...

  27. September 4, 2013

    Departing BBC managers received £2m extra severance payouts

    Departing senior managers at the BBC received almost £2m more than they were contractually entitled to, a report by the...

  28. Westminster Blog

    July 18, 2013

    BBC's Lord Patten under fire from culture secretary over sexist sports presenters

    Maria Miller, the culture secretary, has urged the BBC to tackle alleged sexism in its sports department in a row which...

  29. July 18, 2013

    BBC urged to tackle sexism after John Inverdale’s on-air blunder

    Maria Miller, the culture secretary, has urged the BBC to tackle alleged sexism in its sports department in a row which...

  30. July 16, 2013

    Lord Patten to quit as BBC chairman when term finishes in 2015

    Lord Patten will not be seeking another term as head of the BBC’s governing body, the peer said on Tuesday, after admitting...

  31. July 12, 2013

    BBC needs to tune in to harder times

    Funded by taxpayers yet independent of political control, the BBC occupies a unique and privileged place in British public...

  32. July 10, 2013

    BBC severance payouts ‘shock’ Lord Patten

    Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC Trust, voiced “shock and dismay” over the size of severance payments to former BBC senior...

  33. July 1, 2013

    BBC breached own guidelines on payments to departing managers

    The BBC breached its own guidelines and “put public trust at risk” by giving £25m in severance payments to senior managers...

  34. April 24, 2013

    Tim Davie confident he can grow BBC Worldwide

    On the evening in November when George Entwistle resigned as BBC director-general, Tim Davie was preparing to watch the...

  35. April 24, 2013

    A false step at flourishing commercial arm

    BBC Worldwide has been heavily criticised for selling the Lonely Planet travel guide publisher at a significant loss. The...

  36. March 29, 2013

    BBC needs audience help in budget battle

    When Tony Hall eases himself into his new job as director-general of the BBC on Tuesday, one file in his in-tray, with just...

  37. March 19, 2013

    BBC sells Lonely Planet at £80m loss

    The BBC Trust has ordered an inquiry into the broadcaster’s commercial arm after it offloaded Lonely Planet, the travel...

  38. December 20, 2012

    BBC considers partial recoup of pay-off

    The BBC Trust is examining ways to recoup some of the £450,000 pay-off for George Entwistle, the short-lived former...

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