Male BBC presenters take cut to tackle pay gap

Male BBC presenters take cut to tackle pay gap

Top male BBC presenters have agreed to take a pay cut following gender pay gap revelations at the corporation.

Huw Edwards of BBC News, Radio 2 star Jeremy Vine, Today programme’s John Humphries and BBC Radio 5 live presenter Nicky Campbell have all agreed to have their pay slashed, according to the BBC's Media Editor Amol Rajan.

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Comments (3)

  • DMF
    DMF
    Mon, 29 Jan 2018 9:04am GMT
    Interesting that the men are taking a pay cut and not the women getting a pay rise, this would indicate that the men were being overpaid for years. It a shame the overpayments couldn't have been given to good causes.
  • DerekM
    DerekM
    Fri, 26 Jan 2018 8:06pm GMT
    The conclusion I draw is that the job hasn't been worth the money being paid to do it; otherwise the BBC would uplift the pay of those doing the same job to the higher levels. The problem with those voluntarily reducing their pay is that the issue is now placed in the shadows by the 'good will'of those making a voluntary reduction - pay for equal work is concealed rather than revealed. Finding out the BBC's perception of 'worth' has been made no easier. Of course, the whole idea of such high levels of pay is ludicrous in any event; when push comes to shove we are desperate for carers in this country, a job that requires a range of skills, or nurses, who have, perhaps, more skills, yet compared to reading a script and looking good, and, perhaps, having critical faculties and being able to ask questions of strangers, the pay differential is astonishing.
  • KingRalph
    KingRalph
    Fri, 26 Jan 2018 1:40pm GMT
    Interestingly since the BBC published the salaries of their top earners not one has been poached away by a rival. Just goes to show that Aunty pays over the odds for their supposed talent.

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