Former BBC China editor Carrie Gracie has said it will be “interesting” to see how the corporation handles equal pay complaints under a new director-general.
Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker has confirmed he is in “negotiations” with the BBC amid reports he has volunteered to take a pay cut.
Here are some of the BBC stars who saw big jumps – and cuts – in their salary in 2018/19.
Here are the top 10 highest-paid BBC stars in 2018/19, according to the corporation’s latest annual report.
BBC Radio 2 DJ Simon Mayo has voiced his discomfort with the corporation’s policy of publishing what its presenters earn.
Four male presenters at the BBC have accepted pay cuts following revelations over equal pay, the corporation has reported.
Today presenter Sarah Montague has said she was surprised to learn about the gender pay gap at the BBC as she “didn’t know how unfair it was”.
DJ Tony Blackburn has said he has been left “baffled” by the gender pay gap – as he prepares to help Radio 1 turn 50.
The BBC has responded to the chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s suggestion that salaries of all the broadcaster’s highest earners should be disclosed, regardless of the source of income.
The salaries of all the BBC’s highest earners should be disclosed, whether they are paid by the corporation or an independent production company, the chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has said.
The BBC was put in a terrible position when it was obliged to reveal the salaries of the top talent at the broadcaster, ITV director of television Kevin Lygo has said.
The BBC was aware of the gender pay gap discrepancy and working to close it before the salaries of the top earners were disclosed, the broadcaster’s director of content has said.