BBC's Outsourcing Plan Falls Short

The BBC miscalculated the savings it would earn through its controversial outsourcing deal with Siemens Business Services

The National Audit Office (NAO) has revealed the BBC miscalculated the savings it would make through its outsourcing deal with Siemens Business Services (SBS).

The BBC had originally projected the deal would generate savings of £35.2m. It has now admitted it overestimated the cost of running its IT in-house by £7.7m, after mistakenly including a one-off cost in its calculations.