BBC news has instigated a recruitment freeze as it attempts to make budgetary savings, although job cuts have been ruled out. The division - which is also having to redeploy around 40 staff from BBC3's axed Liquid Newsshow - is currently preparing its budget for next year. Meanwhile, 50 news jobs are to go throughout the BBC English regions in both editorial and technical positions. The BBC has blamed an increase in rents for BBC properties and a rise in the salary bill for the cuts and said it hoped most would be achieved through voluntary redundancy.

BBC news has instigated a recruitment freeze as it attempts to make budgetary savings, although job cuts have been ruled out. The division - which is also having to redeploy around 40 staff from BBC3's axed Liquid Newsshow - is currently preparing its budget for next year. Meanwhile, 50 news jobs are to go throughout the BBC English regions in both editorial and technical positions. The BBC has blamed an increase in rents for BBC properties and a rise in the salary bill for the cuts and said it hoped most would be achieved through voluntary redundancy.