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observer    552

Seems the BBC are having to declare where our licence fee is being spent, in terms of "talent" - EG: Gary Linecker £1.2million; worth it ?

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Davy51    236

To do what ? His work involves no searching interviews whatsoever. The only people who i would consider for the top pay in the BBC are their war correspondents.

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observer    552

Perhaps it's the message that's important not the messenger ?    Who cares who reads the news, some no-mark could do it at a tenth of the price. And why haven't the Gov put a pay cap on them or a 1% pay rise limit ?   I suspect that once started down that road, politicians pay would soon be held in question, so don't expect a clear out (even under Corbyn), turkey's don't vote for Xmas.      :ph34r:

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asperity    271

Well actually there is a pay cap on the BBC in that the licence fee is set by the government and the BBC has to keep their employees pay within the budget dictated to by that limitation. However that doesn't mean that certain people inside the organisation aren't being grossly overpaid for what they do. the BBC argue that they have to pay what they consider to be the going rate otherwise other media outlets would poach their "stars". So what? Let them go, there's plenty of "media graduates" out there itching for the chance to appear as a newsreader :rolleyes:

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observer    552

Precisely my point Asp; none of these people are indispensable; and I'm sure viewers wouldn't be bothered who read the news, the cheaper they are the better !    :ph34r:

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Bazj    498

The fact that the likes of Dimbleby doesn't appear on this list is laughable.... apparently he is paid via a media company and so exempt from the scrutiny.... I expect there will be a few more exemptions the next time the list is published :)

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asperity    271

Apparently a lot of them set up their own "media companies" which the BBC pays for their "services". This, of course, means that they can arrange their tax affairs so that the bulk of tax paid is at the corporation tax rate rather than the PAYE rate. These same people then go on TV bleating about tax avoidance/evasion.

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observer    552

There's certainly a case for the stables to be cleaned out, but you can be sure the politicians (incl Corbyn) won't do it.

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observer    552

You'd think so Asp, but the back stabbers that surround him won't -  notice the cut in point for their proposed tax hikes was £80,000pa, just clear of the average MPs salary !    As I said, turkeys won't vote for Xmas.      :ph34r:

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