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					Executive Board
The Executive Board is responsible for operational management and delivery of services
within a framework set by the BBC Trust, and is headed by the Director-General, Mark
Thompson. The Executive Board consists of both Executive and Non-Executive
directors.[29]
Executive directors:
   • Mark Thompson (Chairman of the Executive Board; Director-General; and the
     BBC's Editor-in-Chief)
   • Mark Byford (Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board; Deputy Director-General;
     Director, Journalism Group)
   • Jana Bennett OBE (Director, BBC Vision)
   • Tim Davie (Director, BBC Audio & Music)
   • Erik Huggers (Director, Future Media & Technology)
   • Lucy Adams (Director, BBC People)
   • Zarin Patel (Chief Financial Officer)
   • Caroline Thomson (Chief Operating Officer)
   • Sharon Baylay (Director, Marketing, Communications & Audiences)
Non-executive directors:
   • Marcus Agius (senior non-executive director), Chairman, Barclays
   • Robert Webb QC, (also chairman, BBC Worldwide Ltd) former General Counsel,
     British Airways
   • Dr Mike Lynch OBE, co-founder and Chief Executive, Autonomy Corporation
   • David Robbie, Group Finance Director, Rexam
   • Dr Samir Shah OBE, Chief Executive, Juniper Communications
   • Val Gooding former Chief Executive of BUPA


[edit] Corporate structure
   • Trust Unit
   • Director-General's Office
   • Content Groups:
         • Journalism (incorporates News, Sport and Global News)
         • Vision (incorporates television production and commissioning)
         • Audio & Music (incorporates radio and music production and commissioning)
         • Future Media & Technology (incorporates web-based services plus Research
           and Development)
   • Professional Services:
         • Operations (incorporates policy, strategy, legal, property and distribution)
        • Marketing, Communications and Audiences
        • Finance
        • BBC People (incorporates human resources and training)
   • Commercial Groups:
        • BBC Worldwide Ltd
        • BBC Studios and Post Production Ltd, formerly BBC Resources


[edit] Finance
The BBC has the second largest budget of any UK broadcaster with an operating
expenditure of £4.26 billion in 2009/10[30] compared to £5.9 billion for British Sky
Broadcasting,[31] £1.9 billion for ITV[32] and £214 million in 2007 for GCap Media (the
largest commercial radio broadcaster).[33]


[edit] Revenue
See also: Television licence and Television licensing in the United Kingdom
The principal means of funding the BBC is through the television licence, costing
£145.50 per year per household (as of April 2010). Such a licence is required to receive
broadcast television within the UK, however no licence is required to own a television
used for other means, or for sound only radio sets (though a separate licence for these
was also required for non-TV households until 1971) The cost of a television licence is
set by the government and enforced by the criminal law. A discount is available for
households with only black-and-white television sets. A 50% discount is also offered to
registered blind.[34] The revenue is collected privately and is paid into the central
government Consolidated Fund, a process defined in the Communications Act 2003. This
TV Licensing collection is currently carried out by Capita, an outside agency. Funds are
then allocated by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Treasury
and approved by Parliament via legislation. Additional revenues are paid by the
Department for Work and Pensions to compensate for subsidised licences for eligible
over-75 year olds.
Income from commercial enterprises and from overseas sales of its catalogue of
programmes has substantially increased over recent years,[35] with BBC Worldwide
contributing some £145 million to the BBC's core public service business.
According to the BBC's 2008–2009 Annual Report,[36] its income can be broken down,
as follows:
   • £3,493.8 million in licence fees collected from householders;
   • £775.9 million from BBC Commercial Businesses;
   • £294.6 million from government grants;
   • £41.1 million from other income, such as providing content to overseas
     broadcasters and concert ticket sales;
The licence fee has, however, attracted criticism. It has been argued that in an age of
multi stream, multi-channel availability, an obligation to pay a licence fee is no longer
appropriate. The BBC's use of private sector company Capita Group to send letters to
premises not paying the licence fee has been criticised, especially as there have been
cases where such letters have been sent to premises which are up to date with their
payments, or do not require a TV licence.[37] The BBC uses an advertising campaign to
inform customers of the requirement to pay the licence fee. These letters and adverts
have been criticised by Conservative MPs Boris Johnson and Ann Widdecombe, for
having a threatening nature and language used to scare evaders into paying.[38][39]
Audio clips and television broadcasts are used to inform listeners of the BBC's
comprehensive database.[40] There are a number of pressure groups campaigning on the
issue of the licence fee.[41]


[edit] Expenditure
The BBC gave two forms of expenditure statement for the financial year 2005–2006.
The amount of each licence fee spent monthly[42] breaks down as follows:




                                       Monthly cost
            Department
                                          (GBP)
             BBC ONE                £3.52
             BBC TWO                £1.52
Transmission and collection costs £1.08
   Nations and English Regions
                                        £1.04
            television
  BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and Five
                                        £1.02
              Live
    Digital television channels         £1.00
     Nations' and local radio           68p
            BBC Online                  36p
             BBC Jam                    14p
      Digital radio stations            10p
Interactive TV (BBC Red Button) 8p
               Total               £10.54
The total broadcasting spend for 2005–2006[43] is given as:




                                        Total cost
         Department
                                        (£million)
          Television              1443
             Radio                218
          BBC Online              72
           BBC jam                36
    Interactive TV (BBCi)         18
   Local radio and regional
                                  370
          television
   Programme related spend       338
  Overheads and Digital UK       315
         Restructuring           107
  Transmission and collection
                                 320
            costs
             Total               3237

[edit] Headquarters and regional offices




The headquarters of the BBC at Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London, England




The headquarters of BBC Northern Ireland at Broadcasting House on Ormeau Avenue,
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Main article: List of BBC properties
Further information: Broadcasting House, Broadcasting House (Belfast), Broadcasting
House (Cardiff), BBC Television Centre
Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London, is the official headquarters of the BBC. It
is home to three of the ten BBC national radio networks (of which five are currently
digital only services not carried on conventional 'analogue' radio). They are BBC Radio 3,
BBC Radio 4, and BBC 7. On the front of the building are statues of Prospero and Ariel,
characters from William Shakespeare's play The Tempest, sculpted by Eric Gill.
Renovation of Broadcasting House began in 2002 and is scheduled for completion in
2012. As part of a major reorganisation of BBC property, the entire BBC News operation
is expected to relocate from the News Centre at BBC Television Centre to the
refurbished Broadcasting House to create what is being described as "one of the
world's largest live broadcast centres".[44] Following completion Broadcasting House will
also be home to most of the BBC's national radio stations, and the BBC World Service.
The major part of this plan involves the demolition of the two post-war extensions to
the building and construction of an extension[45] designed by Sir Richard MacCormac.
By far the largest concentration of BBC staff in the UK exists in White City and
Shepherd's Bush in West London, although many of these will move by 2011 to the
purpose-built MediaCityUK in Salford, Greater Manchester. Well-known buildings in the
White City and Shepherd's Bush area include BBC Television Centre and the White City
complex, which includes the Media Centre, Broadcast Centre and Centre House. BBC
News is currently based at White City, but much of it is due to return to Broadcasting
House, along with the World Service, on completion of the redevelopment there.
As well as the two main sites in London (Broadcasting House and White City), there are
seven other major BBC production centres in the UK:
   • Cardiff (Broadcasting House Cardiff)
   • Belfast (Broadcasting House Belfast)
   • Glasgow (BBC Pacific Quay)
   • Birmingham (The Mailbox)
   • Manchester (currently based in Oxford Road, Manchester but moving to
     MediaCityUK by 2011)
   • Leeds (Quarry Hill)
   • Bristol, which is home to the world-famous BBC Natural History Unit.
   • Southampton - Home of the BBC's biggest 'English Region' BBC South
There are also many smaller local and regional studios scattered throughout the UK.
In 2011, the BBC is planning to move several departments including BBC Sport and BBC
Children's, as well as BBC Radio 5 Live north to newly built premises in Salford Quays,
Greater Manchester.[46] This will mark a major decentralisation of the Corporation's
operations from London.

				
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