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.)
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