Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

BBC's 12 highest earners are all men

Sarah Montague and John Humphrys on Today programme The BBC will list how many editions of the Today programme were presented by Sarah Montague and John Humphrys last year Credit Rick Findler
Julia Gonzales | 13 July, 2018, 03:17

Over the last 12 months, the BBC has announced pay cuts for some of its male stars, including broadcasters John Humphrys, who had been paid more than £600,000, Vine, who was on more than £700,000, and Edwards, who was on more than £550,000. Other viewers called it a scandalous waste of public money.

This year's list sees Match of the Day host Gary Lineker overtake Chris Evans as the best paid person, earning between £1.75m-£1.76m in 2017-18.

The BBC argues that the list does not reflect the true balance of payments to men and women as salaries through BBC Studios, which is not funded by the licence fee and became a commercial entity, are not revealed.

Last year's list prompted a public outcry over the gender and ethnicity pay gap, with the publication dominated by white men.

The list sparked debate on Twitter, with parliamentarian Anna Soubry saying Hall was talking "tosh". "Just get on with it".

The BBC said the proportion of men in the list of top earners had fallen to 59% in the current financial year from 76% in 2016-17.

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The director of BBC Northern Ireland Peter Johnston was paid between £150,000 and £159,999 during the year.

Winkleman was eighth previous year but has now dropped to 13th as a result of a shake-up of the corporation's structure.

The BBC also states how many programmes its highest paid presenters worked on during the year.

Women who are on the list of stars earning more than £150,000 this year and appear to have received pay rises include Newsnight's Emily Maitlis.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies thinks tank said this year that Britain's gender wage gap stood at about 20%, down from almost 30% in the 1990s.

The corporation has paid Gracie a large sum in back pay which she is donating to the Fawcett Society, a women's rights organisation that campaigns for equal pay.

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