BBC to hire more workers after ‘snob’ jibe from Nadine Dorries | News

The BBC must ensure that a quarter of its staff are from a lower class, after Nadine Dorries accused the company of snobbery.

The broadcaster said it would become one of the first media organizations in the UK to set the 25 per cent target it hopes to reach by 2027, when the current royal charter expires.

The ambition was set out in the BBC’s annual plan and while the company did not explain how it would achieve the target, it is considered important to expand the apprenticeship scheme.

About 20.2 percent of the BBC’s staff are from lower socio-economic backgrounds. It measures this by asking employees what their parents’ occupation was when they were 14 years old.

The BBC announced the target

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