BBC employees working on Britbox

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I am aware that the BBC is funded through a combination of Grant-in-Aid from the DCMS and the Department for Work and Pensions, as well as revenue generated from commercial activities. My questions are:

(a) Please provide the number of BBC employees with which the BBC is aware of their providing services to or in benefit of BritBox SVOD Ltd, BritBox LLC, BBC Studios Ltd, BBC Studios Productions Ltd or BBC Studios Distribution Ltd.

As an example, the BBC lists an individual 'Bal Samra' as BBC Group Commercial Director who also holds a position with BritBox SVOD Ltd.

(b) Where BBC employees provide their services to organisations / entities not funded through 'Grant-in-Aid' funds can you please provide the BBC policy for how services are charged back / salary pro rata'd / or some other process to ensure that ' Grant-in-Aid' funds are not abused delivering services that are not within the scope of ' Grant-in-Aid' funding. If you have no such process or policy please state this in your response.

Yours faithfully,

Dave McIntyre

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Dave McIntyre

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 17 April 2020. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20200480.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr McIntyre,


Please find attached the response to your requests for information,
reference RFI2020479 and RFI20200480.


Yours sincerely


BBC Information Rights

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Broadcast Centre

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