I'm sure that a nation of 140 Million can figure out a way to pay the staff. If another bank doesn't step in, (do they have small local banks in the UK like in the USA?), there's always money orders or even paying by bank deposit to a foreign bank. One thing's for sure-they cure can't pay them in rubles, or everyone will walk out.
That business of fact checking the broadcasts really caught my eye, I think it's more interesting than the UK bank saying we won't do business. I don't know how I feel about it. On the one hand, it seems perilously close to censorship. On the other, American TV seems to be filled with a lot of nonfactual crap. So I don't know which way to go on this, but it did take me by surprise.