BBC payoffs create an appalling divide

The British Broadcasting Corporationâ„¢s (BBC) golden payoffs to senior staff have created an Ëœappalling divideâ„¢ between staff and management, the BBC’s director general Tony Hall has admitted.

Hall said he understands the employeeâ„¢s anger at severance payoffs, according to which the corporation has paid about £25 million to 150 of its high-ranking personnel since 2010 but defended the payments to those who are right for the job.

According to reports, director of strategy James Purnell and director of BBC News James Harding receive £295,000 and £340,000 respectively by the corporation.

“I really do want to heal this appalling divide between the people who are running the BBC and the people who are doing really hard work day in, day out, doing amazing things,” said Hall.

Earlier last month, British MPs asked the BBC to name the individuals who receive golden payouts by the corporation.

MPs warned the BBC that they would be in “contempt of Parliament” if they failed to provide the information.

According to the National Audit Office (NAO), around one fourth of the payments are more than the state-broadcaster had to pay out under the staffsâ„¢ contracts.

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Republished from: Press TV