John Whittingdale, British secretary of state for culture, has announced a raft of proposed changes to the BBC that will affect both its employees and its viewers. More on this can be found in this article on

The so called white paper 'A BBC for the future: a broadcaster of distinction' that was presented to MPs in the House of Commons can be downloaded using this link.

In the white paper not much is said about management culture. There is however an acknowledgment that the BBC continues to have a reputation for excessive management layers and that the BBC itself notes that it still faces challenges in achieving its target of senior management representing at most one per cent of the total workforce (page 83).

Remarkable is that culpability of the management is only highlighted in financial activities. The name ‘Savile’ is not part of the white paper.