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Andrew13,701 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The BBC have announced the salaries that the top talent receive.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48826586

The Highest paid is Gary Lineker, the highest paid in news is Huw Edwards, the highest paid female is Claudia Winkleman.

The person who has received the biggest pay cut is Jeremy Vine, with Jo Whiley receiving the biggest rise.

The full list is here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48839428
lobster1,474 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Anglia (East) Look East
Really does benefit nobody other than the BBC bashers to release this info.

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Are you sure about that?

I think it has actually highlighted some serious failings within the BBC to pay it's people fairly rather than what it can get away with...I wish every workplace had to do it....btw, thinking of Carrie Gracey here but I'm sure there are many others we didn't hear about who were significantly underpaid compared to colleagues.
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harshy6,212 posts since 24 Mar 2001
What shows does Vanessa Feltz present that she gets that much money?

Gary Linekers pay seems to be way above anyone else id love to be earning that much money but no I have to do my job on peanut wages!
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itsrobert6,356 posts since 23 Mar 2001
Granada North West Today
I really cannot find it within myself to care about these people splitting hairs over a few £100,000s as if we're supposed to be somehow upset that so-and-so doesn't get as many millions as someone else. What I want to know is what organisations like the BBC are doing about improving pay at the lower end of the salary scale. Those are the people who matter most in any organisation.
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Steve in Pudsey10,249 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Really does benefit nobody other than the BBC bashers to release this info.

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Are you sure about that?

I think it has actually highlighted some serious failings within the BBC to pay it's people fairly rather than what it can get away with...I wish every workplace had to do it....btw, thinking of Carrie Gracey here but I'm sure there are many others we didn't hear about who were significantly underpaid compared to colleagues.


The different is that at this end of the scale, people are paid whatever they (or more likely their agent) can negotiate, so to bring gender pay gaps into it is a somewhat false equivalence. It's down to how in demand an individual is.

So, Gary Lineker is pretty unique as a high profile ex-footballer who is a good enough broadcaster that he can host the show rather than just be a pundit. Sky, BT and others would love to have him work for them, so the BBC have to pay the going rate if they want to keep him.
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Hatton Cross3,288 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
And as Private Eye will point out in the next issue..
When the Daily Mail, Express, Star, Torygraph, Times go lumping in all print fists pumping on the BBC tomorrow, all will conveniently ignore to reveal the huge pay gaps within their own newspapers.

Oh, saying those publishers are private companies (and mostly owned by off shore tax avoiding owners) so it's a different issue - is not an excuse.
It's still pay. Whether it's from the public purse or not.
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Andrew13,701 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Really does benefit nobody other than the BBC bashers to release this info.

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Are you sure about that?

I think it has actually highlighted some serious failings within the BBC to pay it's people fairly rather than what it can get away with...I wish every workplace had to do it....btw, thinking of Carrie Gracey here but I'm sure there are many others we didn't hear about who were significantly underpaid compared to colleagues.


The different is that at this end of the scale, people are paid whatever they (or more likely their agent) can negotiate, so to bring gender pay gaps into it is a somewhat false equivalence. It's down to how in demand an individual is.

So, Gary Lineker is pretty unique as a high profile ex-footballer who is a good enough broadcaster that he can host the show rather than just be a pundit. Sky, BT and others would love to have him work for them, so the BBC have to pay the going rate if they want to keep him.


Of course Gary already works for BT Sport as well, so if the BBC did cut his wages would he really leave?

There is no combination of weekly high profile premier league work, the massive gig of doing summer tournaments, and also being able to work somewhere else at the same time, with any other broadcaster. Maybe they should call his bluff, although to be fair I imagine he’ll never get a pay rise now, he’ll be stuck on that amount forever.

Also I have to say, if top BBC salaries was a question on Pointless, I think you’d get a good score picking Jason Mohammad.