The BBC’s annual report 2019/2020 has been released, in which all pay over £150,000 is listed. The great news for those wanting the BBC to tighten its pay belt is that Gary Lineker has taken a 25% pay cut – after raking in £1.75 million this year – and formally agreed to “tweet more carefully”. Readers can ogle at the pay of favourite BBC politics hack below:
World at One
BBC News at Six and Ten
Andrew Marr Show
Andrew Neil Show
On-Air editors and correspondents
Non-politics or news:
The Taxpayers’ Alliance’s John O’Connell says “It’s high time we axed the TV tax, introduced a subscription service and stopped taxpayers’ money going to these media millionaires.” Exactly.
Rebecca Ryan, Defund the BBC‘s Campaign Director, similarly says “Whilst the BBC rinses cash-strapped Brits, the rich are getting richer. The BBC extracted much of this money from licence fee payers, under threat of harassment and prosecution. It is unacceptable that the Corporation see fit to pay such huge salaries. In the current climate, with so many people furloughed or facing redundancy or their businesses closing, it is a kick in the teeth to see the BBC being shown such largesse.”
The BBC’s annual report is available in full here.