The Week: Media news - BBC blasted by Bradshaw

Senior staff at the BBC have lost confidence in top-level management, according to Ben Bradshaw, the Culture Secretary, who has launched a scathing attack on the broadcaster.

Talking to the Financial Times, Bradshaw said the BBC had shown "wrong-headed" leadership over moves to share licence fee revenue with rival broadcasters and claimed that the stance was "ultimately self-defeating". Meanwhile, Sir Michael Lyons, the chairman of the BBC Trust, has announced that senior executives at the broadcaster have had their bonuses suspended indefinitely.