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Relocation of BBC staff to MediaCity UK in Salford has cost £6.5m so far report claims


By The Drum Team | Editorial

March 9, 2012 | 1 min read

The relocation of 549 members of staff by the BBC to its new MediaCity UK headquarters in the North West of England has cost £6.5m.

The Daily Mail has discovered through a Freedom of Information request that the relocation of ‘dozens’ of workers saw them each given ‘tens of thousands of pounds’ each to relocate to Salford, while three are reported to have received over £80,000.

The paper also claims that some staff members received payments for stamp duty, and up to £3,000 each to buy carpets and curtains.

Another 250 more staff members are also set to relocate, meaning the figure will continue to rise, the Daily Mail adds.

Meanwhile the same article also highlights the decision of BBC Breakfast presenters Sian Williams and Chris Hollins to leave the show rather than relocate to MediaCity UK.

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