Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from November 20, 2016

Share

BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief corruption

The money that the public pay to BBC's Children In Need allegedly doesn't fully go to the charity only the interests does so how much is the BBC making from CIN and why don't they make this clear for the donor? 

The Daily Mail reported in 2014 that the broadcaster admitted staff knowingly withheld money meant for causes including Children in Need and Comic Relief. The scandal emerged after auditors carried out an investigation into the BBC’s phone-voting systems.
The cash was generated by callers voting after phone lines had closed on about 20 shows, believed to include Eurovision and Fame Academy, between October 2005 and September 2007.
They were still charged for their calls, typically around 25p a time, but the cash went into the bank account of BBC Worldwide, the corporation’s commercial arm, rather than the charities.
An internal audit showed that a number of workers in Audiocall, part of BBC Worldwide, repeatedly kept money back. It has now been passed on, with inter…

Disqus for Ste Matthew Murray

Disqus