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BBC has 382 staff earning more than £100,000

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BBC has 382 staff earning more than £100,000

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There were 382 executives who received six-figure salaries, with as many as 58 earning more than the Prime Minister's £194,250-a-year wage.
A "100k list" obtained by The Sunday Telegraph shows that the total cost of the high earners' salaries was the equivalent of the television licence fees paid by 400,000 households.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/7230366/BBC-has-382-staff-earning-more-than-100000.html

High time the BBC was investigated from top to bottom by an independent body.
I'm in favour of it remains funded by a license fee - but it should be much more accountable
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Re: BBC has 382 staff earning more than £100,000

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Re: BBC has 382 staff earning more than £100,000

And don't forget that the BBC has "outsourced" a lot of things it used to do, to independent program productions companies and the like.
So, what DO all those people actually do?
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Re: BBC has 382 staff earning more than £100,000

BBC's income from the licence fee is approx £3bn, Ann Robinson's fee for hosting the weakest link is £3m
14 pence of our licence fee goes to one person for asking questions?
Doesn't seem right somehow
itsme
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Re: BBC has 382 staff earning more than £100,000

Not sure who own the rights to The Weakest Link but the BBC return could be considerable more than what they pay Ann Robinson
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The Link franchise is the second most popular international franchise, behind only the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? franchise, which also originated in the United Kingdom

Don't forget that the BBC earn money from other sources.
johpal
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Re: BBC has 382 staff earning more than £100,000

It's an age old excuse; publicly owned organisations have to pay the commercial "going rate" to attract talented candidates for jobs (same applies for the NHS management, except people  qualified for certain professions cannot work in the private sector, without compromising their experience and the private sector uses NHS salaries as the "rule of thumb").
It seems ITV and C4 are experiencing lean times; perhaps reducing the salaries of some "fat cats". Perhaps the BBC ought to do likewise?
I allow you to add your own thoughts about NHS management...
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Whilst I have my doubts about the quality of some of the people employed in top jobs in the public sector I think we have to remember the size of some of these organisations and they need professional management to run them.  As an example my local Primary Care Trust has an annual budget in excess of £100M.  This cannot be managed by amateurs and I don't think a salary in excess of £100k are unreasonable for the right person.