The BBC love to tell the public how much a Doctor earns, how much a nurse, a teacher and even a politician earn. They fall over themselves to tell us how much a Premier League footballer earns but they have never been keen to tell us what THEY earn. Given they are funded by a legally enforced TV-Tax it’s a bit of a bloody cheek they refused to reveal their wages. Well now they are going to be required to provide the names and the amounts involved of those earning more than £150,000.
It appears that there are some 109 individuals at the BBC who will be required to declare their details. It seems that 7 of those earn between £500,000 and £5 Million a year. That’s £5 Million of our TV-Tax.
Karen Bradley MP believes that licence fee payers have a right to know where their money goes. By making the BBC more transparent she believes it will help deliver savings that then can be invested in even more ‘great’ programmes.
As you would expect the BBC came out with the usual load of old bollox as they try to defend the indefensible. So little faith do they have in their performers they have claimed that this information will allow competitors to poach their best-known names. That does, of course, presuppose anybody would actually want them having already had a chance to see them perform!
Can’t wait to see the rush for contracts of £149,999.99 plus benefits!