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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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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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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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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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