Here's an intriguing stat, figured out (from FoI responses) by Bill Rogers at Trading as WDR.
The BBC says it employs 19,649 staff on permanent or fixed-term contracts, with 38% employed in the corporation's news division.
Get your calculator out and that works out as 7,466.22 people working in BBC News. [That .22 guy (or gal) must have been taken on to meet the BBC's equality and diversity targets.]
The intriguing bit comes when you compare that figure, as Bill does, to similar figures in other contexts:
The police service in Scotland has a staff of 7,500, as does the London Underground, Legal & General UK, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, and defence company Thales UK.
So, as many people work in BBC News as police the whole of Scotland? Crivens!
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