National Audit Office

BBC taken to task over Digital Media Initiative

The BBC was too optimistic about its ability to implement its ill-fated Digital Media Initiative (DMI), the failure of which led to a storm of public criticism of the corporation and the departure of chief technology officer John Linwood, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report published by the BBC Trust yesterday.  The abandonment […]

BBC under fire over severance payments

Spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the BBC paid senior managers more than they were entitled to in severance pay, costing license fee payers “at least £1 million” (€1.17 million). The report, which was presented to the finance committee of the BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust, criticised the public broadcaster […]