Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has hit out at the BBC after discovering that fellow Wimbledon pundit John McEnroe is paid at least 10 times more than her.
BBC director-general Lord Tony Hall has failed to inspire confidence the corporation recognises problems over gender pay disparities, shadow culture secretary Tom Watson has said.
BBC director-general Tony Hall denied there is an “old boys’ network” at the corporation as he addressed the issue of equal pay.
Head of BBC News Fran Unsworth has denied describing Carrie Gracie as “part-time”, saying: “I did the contract, I knew she wasn’t.”
BBC director-general Tony Hall has said the corporation did not discriminate against former China editor Carrie Gracie over her gender when it paid her less than men doing similar jobs.
The BBC’s former China editor Carrie Gracie became emotional as she told MPs she felt “angry” about what people were going through as they fought for equal pay.
Carrie Gracie has said that she is “desperately anxious” for the future of the BBC and has questioned whether it is able to report fairly on the issue of gender pay disparity.
The BBC’s former China editor Carrie Gracie has told MPs of her “shock” at seeing the salaries of her peers after insisting on “equal pay”.
BBC director-general Tony Hall will appear before MPs as the corporation faces further scrutiny over gender pay inequality.
The BBC has proposed a £320,000 cap on its news presenters’ salaries after an outcry over gender pay inequality.
Four male presenters at the BBC have accepted pay cuts following revelations over equal pay, the corporation has reported.