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The Times’ Radio Station after “BBC News Stars”

JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
Victoria Derbyshire and Peter Allen would be good on Drive. Or Breakfast.
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MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Victoria Derbyshire and Peter Allen would be good on Drive. Or Breakfast.


Well, it's going to be John Pienaar
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RN
Rolling News Central (East) East Midlands Today
As long as they don't pinch Simon McCoy or Martine Croxall I'm happy.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Presumably there is a voluntary redundancy scheme in place at BBC News at the moment so even for presenters and reporters not presumably in the firing line the opportunity to move may come at a time where they'll get a pay off from the BBC to do so - and of course at the moment job security at the BBC isn't anything like it was thanks to the current political climate.
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UK
UKnews
Presumably there is a voluntary redundancy scheme in place at BBC News at the moment so even for presenters and reporters not presumably in the firing line the opportunity to move may come at a time where they'll get a pay off from the BBC to do so - and of course at the moment job security at the BBC isn't anything like it was thanks to the current political climate.

That’s not how you’d work as an employer - if you know someone is gong to leave anyway (or once they’ve told you they are) you wouldn’t give them a pay off! You’ve managed to close a post without making a redundancy payment. Sometimes people will get lucky and take redundancy and time it perfectly with getting a new job, but that’s a pretty rare case. And if it’s a case of voluntary redundancy a different person might get chosen, there are a number of factors that would influence management’s decision.


I left the BBC last year - at about the same time a role in the team / department I was part of was being made redundant. I didn’t get a pay off for leaving! Neither did either of the (part time) people who’d put in for voluntary redundancy. I solved the problem for them without meaning to. (Although I’d have left to take the other role regardless.)
Last edited by UKnews on 17 February 2020 10:29pm - 3 times in total
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GL
globaltraffic24 Central Reporting Scotland
Presumably there is a voluntary redundancy scheme in place at BBC News at the moment so even for presenters and reporters not presumably in the firing line the opportunity to move may come at a time where they'll get a pay off from the BBC to do so - and of course at the moment job security at the BBC isn't anything like it was thanks to the current political climate.

That’s not how you’d work as an employer - if you know someone is gong to leave anyway (or once they’ve told you they are) you wouldn’t give them a pay off! You’ve managed to close a post without making a redundancy payment. Sometimes people will get lucky and take redundancy and time it perfectly with getting a new job, but that’s a pretty rare case. And if it’s a case of voluntary redundancy a different person might get chosen, there are a number of factors that would influence management’s decision.


I left the BBC last year - at about the same time a role in the team / department I was part of was being made redundant. I didn’t get a pay off for leaving! Neither did either of the (part time) people who’d put in for voluntary redundancy. I solved the problem for them without meaning to. (Although I’d have left to take the other role regardless.)


Entirely depends on the situation. I found myself in a very similar scenario in a previous role. I took voluntary redundancy, well aware I had a provisional offer elsewhere. Provided you don't officially disclose the offer, and provided your new employer doesn't request a reference until you've signed your redundancy agreement, it's perfectly possible. Trust me, it's more common than you think and probably explains some of the cloak and dagger coverage of people 'rumoured' to be leaving.
BI
Bignewsfan1 UTV Newsline
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/bbc-politics-legend-john-pienaar-21516215

Well that's John Pienaar gone - a new Dept Pol Ed for the BBC needed
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/bbc-politics-legend-john-pienaar-21516215

Well that's John Pienaar gone - a new Dept Pol Ed for the BBC needed


Err, yes, you're about 24 hours late with that news.
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RA
radiolistener
Pienaar is a major loss for the BBC because he's not up his own fundament like a lot of their senior reporters.

Major gain for News UK that one.
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DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
I understand that Times Radio starts on Mon 6th July 2020.
VA
valley
I understand that Times Radio starts on Mon 6th July 2020.

But News UK announced it would start Monday 29th June?
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Interesting, maybe a calculation error from where I heard it. 29th June it is.

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