If previously there had been no publishing of results, then someone suggested it and BBKA did a poll of members asking if they would like to have the results published at a cost of £2000, or on the website for free, I wonder what the result would be.
It is still my view the Exam Board can do much more with the money and on a permanent basis, not just this year, but next, and the next, and so on.......
Sorry, but no, I don't believe this issue can be stood on its head.
If the Exam results were able to be published WITHIN the BBKA News' usual 36 pages of content, then there would be no 'additional' costs incurred by BBKA News. As far as I can see it, the issue is one of editorial planning and prioritising. I.E. making space within their 36 pages for information that is of interest to BBKA members.
The 'oncosts' surely only arrise when the content required to be included exceeds the capacity of its budgetted (???) 36 pages, and the publication size needs to increase to the next 'step up' of 48 pages. For example, when the additional 'British Bee Journal' pages are included. Who picks up that 'on-cost'?