UK: Hundreds of jobs axed at BBC and Barclays

THE BBC has announced a fresh wave of job cuts that will hit 650 of their workers.

The axe will fall within the language services division, which currently employs nearly 2,500 people.

Serbian services will be axed, along with Albanian, Macedonia and, English for the Caribbean and Portuguese for Africa.

The move is expected to save �46m a year.

Meanwhile, Barclays has announced they will no longer offer financial advice through their branches. They will therefore be closing Barclays Financial Planning.

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Around 1,000 staff will be affected but the bank said it could not comment on job losses.

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