BBC 'to review gender pay gap following salary dump'

BBC reportedly to review gender pay gap following salary reveal

The salary reveal highlighted disparity in money paid to male and female presenters

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The BBC is to reportedly review salaries across the board after concerns over its gender pay gap.

The Daily Telegraph is reporting the corporation has called in both lawyers and accountants to review pay disparity.

This comes after a number of the broadcaster’s high-profile female presenters, including Victoria Derbyshire and Clare Balding, put their names to to an open letter to BBC director-general Tony Hall, calling on him to address the gap.

The paper quoted a source at the corporation saying nothing was off the table, and the review was expected to take six weeks.

The broadcaster recently revealed the salaries of all its high-profile talent, with Chris Evans named as the highest-paid male star on over £2 million a year, closely followed by Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker.

In contrast the highest-paid female presenter, Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman, earns less than a quarter of Evans' salary, taking home between £450,000 and £499,999 a year.