The BBC has lost 146 laptops, 65 mobile phones, 17 Blackberry's as the corporation looks to cut 1,800 jobs.

The losses totalled laptops and phones worth over £240,000 and led to the 1,656 license fees paying for the loss. "This technology is paid for by the licence payer and employees should be far more careful," said Dave Everitt, of security company Absolute Software, which made a Freedom of Information request.

The BBC claims that 19 of the devices were recovered, whilst the inherent risk of tracking so many devices led to the losses - which included one investigation of theft.

Meanwhile, the British Broadcasting Corporation is in the midst of a 1800 plus job cutting in order to save money which began in 2007 and runs through till 2013.


According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), a third of employers expect to cut jobs in the next three months.

"The employment situation looks like a case of the good, the bad and the ugly, While the number of employers planning to make redundancies is similar to that in the spring, this trend masks the true extent of forthcoming job losses in the third quarter of the year." said Gerwyn Davies, CIPD public policy adviser and report author adding that the public sector was at the highest risk with 36 pct of employers looking to shed jobs.

"This is being driven chiefly by public sector organisations, where redundancies will affect almost 8% of the workforce on average." added Dave Everitt. Across all sectors employers are expecting to make an average of 5.5% of their workforces redundant, the survey of 600 companies suggests, up from the 3.6% three months ago said the CIPD.