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BBC wastes millions of dollars on weird schemes like employee webinars on how to drink water

The BBC is wasting millions of years on the sober and weird schemes you might find in the sitcom W1A.

It comes as bosses are threatening to cut TV rights fees for two frozen years.

General manager Tim Davie, 54, who earns £525,000 a year from the BBC, has been urged to cut the diversity agenda and sober up to save cash

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General manager Tim Davie, 54, who earns £525,000 a year from the BBC, has been urged to cut the diversity agenda and sober up to save cashCredit: Universal News & Sport
W1A, which ran from 2014 to 2017, poked fun at Beeb executives with outlandish ideas

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W1A, which ran from 2014 to 2017, poked fun at Beeb executives with outlandish ideasCredit: BBC Press Hanout

W1A, which ran from 2014 to 2017, poked fun at Beeb executives with outlandish ideas.

But the Sun on Sunday poll found real-life examples such as £12m in existing Radio and Music budgets being spent over three years on ‘inclusive and diverse content’.

Meanwhile, Beeb’s part-time diversity champion earns £267,000 a year if he only works three days a week.

The Children in Need division in Manchester and BBC Studios both recently advertised for the lead role of Diversity and Inclusion.

And an advert for a Radio 3 executive editor worth £80,000 a year asks candidates to “lead on a diversity and inclusion strategy”.

Sources say cash is being wasted on wake-up podcasts and “patronizing” projects like an employee webinar on how to drink water and a workshop asking managers to maintain blood sugar.

The BBC’s general manager Tim Davie, 54, earning £525,000 a year, has been urged to cut back on its diversity agenda and sober up to save cash.

Tory MP Nigel Mills said: “This is like an episode of W1A. They need a thorough waste audit – starting with this awakened nonsense. “

Culture Sec Nadine Dorries orders BBC out of her elite ‘London bubble’ as she confirms license fee freeze

https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8248889/bbc-waste-millions-bizarre-schemes/ BBC wastes millions of dollars on weird schemes like employee webinars on how to drink water

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