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BBC top salaries

Today the BBC (Blair Broadcast Corporation) has been forced to publish the annual salaries of its top paid  "stars".  According to Tony Hall the Director General of the BBC this is bad news for the licence payers because it will have an inflationary effect. How about saying "No" to the people who demand more?  There's plenty of people in the wings who'll do a better job for a lot less.

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"There's plenty of people in the wings who'll do a better job for a lot less"

Never been comfortable with that argument, but in this case I'll make an exception. Maybe if they (sorry, we) did not pay them so much they would not be 'stars'. 

A man is worthy of his hire, these guys are obviously worthy of the high opinion they have of themselves.... or not. As for the BBC director-general Tony Hall, do you know how much we are obliged pay him?

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Is the published figure just the salary or does it include all the extras?  Like footballers, TV 'stars' usually get massive add-ons, though perhaps not as ridiculous as Hollywood stars: Jim Carrey demanded a chef to prepare food for his pet iguana (http://www.eonline.com/news/34768/jim-carrey-s-iguana-gets-personal-chef)

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Interesting to see the EastEnders stars; when the show first appeared in 1985 the actors were reported to earn £400/week.

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Minivanman wrote:

for the BBC director-general Tony Hall, do you know how much we are obliged pay him?

Here you go


Just over half what C4 pays its executive, and about 1/8th of what ITV pays Adam Crozier....

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Chris Evans worth 2.2M a year, I think not. Crazy2

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He took Top Gear to a new high.

 

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To be honest, apart from stoking up jealousy, I can't see the reason for this at all. Is it likely to make one jot of difference to what the BBC pays its staff?

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Compared to the Business Superstars these salaries are peanuts....

 

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It's been suggested that nobody should earn more than ten times the lowest wage but even if Evans was paid ten times the national average of £27k that would still put him way behind that couple of million.

Disgraceful, obscene, and unnecessary.

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Unless we ever know completely what each of them does, and the actual make up of the pay packets, I have doubts on the worth of the data. Take Fiona Bruce, for example. Does the figure cover just news reading, or also Antiques Road Show and/ or Fake or Fortune? For the single job our opinion on the salary may, if we are so minded, be critical, but if all in, I'd hope less so.

@petlew @Champnet I agree with your thoughts

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"Compared to the Business Superstars these salaries are peanuts...."

So that's OK then?

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Compared to the Football Superstars these salaries are peanuts....

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But they are paid through funds generated by ticket sales etc.

BBC pays its staff through a captive revenue stream.

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