The BBC’s move to Salford only created 34 jobs for local people, a Freedom of Information request has shown. 

The Sun report:

THE BBC’s £900 million move to new northern headquarters has created just THIRTY FOUR jobs for locals.

Figures obtained by The Sun reveal only 1.5 per cent of the 2,300 employees at the MediaCity centre in Salford, Greater Manchester, come from the borough.

They shatter the Beeb’s claim it moved entire departments out of London to create new opportunities for people living in the region.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.