Friday, May 27, 2011

BBC AND S4C Spend millions on private healthcare

BBC AND S4C Spend millions on private healthcare

NHS is clearly not good enough for BBC staff and of course the money comes from our license fees.

Posted by easybetman @ 01:24 PM (1973 views)
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14 thoughts on “BBC AND S4C Spend millions on private healthcare

  • letthemfall says:

    Good old TPA. Always rely on them for wise impartial viewpoints. I don’t suppose they worry too much about all the perks received in the private sector. Ah, but that’s different: they are more “efficient”.

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  • LOL, says it all.

    Pay up or shut up!

    Carry on watching the people who have your best interests at heart and are feeling your pain.

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  • It is utterly bizarre that the BBC receives income through taxation as a public sector organisation would, but then remunerates its staff according to a private sector payscale which is principally determined and driven by … the BBC!

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  • Death to Auntie…!

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  • Adskirockski says:

    The BBC employ 21,012 people and only 532 have private healthcare. I’m pretty sure that’s a much lower ratio than the average UK business. Where’s the story?

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  • Passingthru says:

    @LetThemFall

    I really do not understand your argument.

    Do you not realise that your contribution to the public sector is mandatory (lest HMRC freeze your assets and/or send you to gaol, or in this case fine you for not paying the license fee, regardless as to whether you use the BBC’s services or not)?

    It’s like Rupert Murdoch sending round goons to demand that people pay for Sky television despite the fact that they might use alternative providers’ services instead.

    This is why a great many people resent how public sector monies are allocated i.e. they have no choice but to hand over their money, and then find that it is being used for a purpose with which they disagree.

    Further more, the BBC and other quangoes are even less accountable than MPs and ministers, at the very least the later of the two can be voted out after 5 years, albeit after 5 years worth of virtual dictatorship, whereas quangoes are allotted public money ad infinitum without their administrators ever having faced an election, nor any test of public opinion.

    Do you believe that if every commercial activity were nationalised, and the allocation of every single resource were overseen by a small elite (e.g if David Cameron were to decide whether you ate chicken or beef for dinner this evening, or decide every other small detail of your life), life in the UK would be better?

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  • Fascinating stuff.

    In other news, I hear the BBC is also using licence payers’ cash to make regular and massive cash payments directly into its employees’ bank accounts. These payments, which the loony Left wing Beeb refers to as “salaries” are used by its feminist, commie-loving workers to splurge out on such ridiculous, PC-gone-mad items as Smart Cars, hessian trousers and vegan falafel. And who picks up the bill? Joe taxpayer Muggins, that’s who! Send ’em all back home and put Rupert Murdoch in charge.

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  • They recently reduced their total number of websites by 700.

    Two thoughts popped into my head at the time, firstly why ANY organisation should have 700 websites and secondly how many does that leave?

    Stop playing with New Meeja because it looks good on yer CV and use the money to make better programmes instead of the property porn and antiques tat you put out. Grr.

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  • 5. paul

    You’re too hard on them.

    They were able to report the collapse of Tower 7 (not hit by a plane) 20 minutes before it happened.

    That’s the cutting edge of BBC reporting.

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  • capitalist says:

    “I don’t suppose they worry too much about all the perks received in the private sector.”

    Why would they? The private sector is not funded out of compulsion. Private citizens can be as efficient or inefficient as they want, it’s nobody else’s business. If you blow all your money by overpaying your maid do I care? No. If the government takes a bunch of my money *by force* and blows it by overpaying bureaucrats do I care? Damn straight.

    (I’d go further of course and say the government shouldn’t be involved in broadcasting or taking our money by force in the first place, but that’s another story).

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  • Er, well don’t pay the licence fee then. I haven’t for over 15 years and in that time my TV viewing has dropped from maybe four or five hours a week – mainly the decent films that used to be on C4 – to about an hour at most. In all on honesty I can live without *the* BBC in any way, shape or form; at least it isn’t financed through income tax, where one couldn’t avoid paying for it.

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  • @ capitalist

    Hear, hear.

    There is a world of difference between a real private company spending money how it likes and tax funded organisations doing the same.

    When the BBC blows money it is money obtained by force from TV-taxpayers.

    If a shop pays its staff £1m a day and people don’t like the resultant high prices, they can just shop elsewhere. And the shop will likely go bust.

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  • bidin'matime says:

    And the impact on house prices….?

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  • @bidin

    The BBC seems to take a very active interest in portraying property as investment. An unusual interest in the subject in fact. How and why and what the connection between government and their funding model is really anyone’s guess. Who knows? Who can guess?

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