Media & News

February 26, 2017


Steve Hewlett, journalist and broadcaster, born 8 August 1958; died 20 February 2017     Like many, the BBC Pensioners’ […]
January 19, 2017


January 12, 2017


August 16, 2016

All change at Parliament for BBC

In the July re-shuffle, John Whittingdale MP was replaced by Karen Bradley MP as Secretary of State for Culture, Media […]
July 21, 2016

Update: Royal Charter Review OUTNUMBERED?

UPDATE OUTNUMBERED! ‘A personal view by BBCPA member Hugh Sheppard, who is also a member of the BBCPA committee’.   […]
May 30, 2016
Broadcasting House

The BBC’s uncertain future

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May 11, 2016

BBC Radio under attack

The BBCPA AGM was held on 21st April at Friends Meeting House, Euston London. A full house also heard BBC Trustee Richard Ayre speak on the BBC and Charter Review.
May 11, 2016

BBC Charter renewal

The government has set out major changes to the way the BBC is to be run. Here are some of […]
May 10, 2016

Sky High Report Update, Edition 3

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May 10, 2016

BBC white paper could spark revolt among Conservative MPs

© BBC Broadcasting House. One MP suggested that the biggest attack on the corporation’s independence may be hidden in the […]
May 10, 2016

BBC’s new EastEnders set delayed until 2020

© EastEnders has been filmed on the same set since 1985. Photograph: Julian Makey/Rex Features Soap’s bigger set at Elstree costing […]
May 9, 2016


Pension scams are on the increase in the UK. ‘One-off pension investments’, ‘pension loans’ or up front cash are being […]
May 9, 2016

Ian McCaskill dies

  Ian McCaskill (John Robertson McCaskill), weather forecaster, born 28 July 1938; died 10 December 2016 Kirsty McCaskill said her […]
March 12, 2016
Broadcasting House

BBC Appointments

Helen Boaden, Director of Radio, announced that she is to retire from the BBC. Bob Shennan has been appointed Director of BBC […]
March 11, 2016

Sky High Report

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February 13, 2016

Governance of the BBC

— a view by Hugh Sheppard While government’s concentration is on the Budget, the EU Referendum and the next round […]
January 1, 2016

New appointed Trustee of the BBC Pension Scheme

Graham Ellis has decided to stand down as a BBC appointed Trustee of the BBC Pension Scheme. He will be […]
November 18, 2015

A new Ariel for a new era

There can be little doubt that Ariel is one of the best known brands in corporate publishing. Since its inception, […]
October 18, 2015

Martin Cox Obituary

15 Jan 1941 – 18 October 2015 Chairman of the Association 2007-2010 Ex chairman Martin Cox aged 74, died when on […]
July 18, 2015

BBC Charter Review public consultation

The government has published its Green Paper on the future of the BBC. You can read the document and submit […]
July 7, 2015

Summer Budget

The inheritance tax (IHT) rules are to be changed from April 2017, offering each individual a family home allowance of £175,000 in addition to the IHT threshold of £325,000; meaning the total tax-free allowance for a surviving spouse or civil partner will be up to £1 million in 2020/21.
March 11, 2015

In conversation with Professor Jean Seaton

On Monday 9th March BBC Alumni hosted an event ‘In conversation with Professor Jean Seaton, a talk about her new […]
February 22, 2015


The new BBC Board, combining the roles of the BBC Trust and the Executive Board, has been announced by the […]
February 11, 2015

Rona Fairhead’s speech to the RTS

BBC Trust chair’s first speech in her new role reveals her initial observations from four months in the job and […]