Ofcom facing cuts

July 5, 2010

In line with the government’s cost-cutting plans it seems that even the media regulator Ofcom will have to take a look at itself and find ways of cutting back on annual budget.

To start off with, the chief executive Ed Richards has taken a ten per cent pay cut, but there is no doubt that the cuts will mean job losses and a reduction in services.

Amazingly, the regulator has a budget of £142 million per year and staff of 873.

It is a wonder how these organisations manage to grow so large over a short time.

However, these are the areas where the government can make serious cutbacks without it really affecting the main front line services that it, along with the public, is so keen to protect.


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