Are top paid tal­ent at BBC worth their pay pack­ets?

Lo­cals have their say on gen­der gap

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mur­ray Spooner

The BBC was plunged into a po­lit­i­cal row last week over its gen­der pay gap when they an­nounced how much they paid their on-air staff.

Fig­ures from the cor­po­ra­tion’s an­nual re­port showed their top seven earn­ing stars were all male while no fe­male was on more than £500,000.

Ra­dio 2’s Chris Evans is the high­est-earn­ing BBC em­ployee on at least £2.2mil­lion and Clau­dia Win­kle­man was the high­est paid woman in the £450,000-£499,999 band.

And as the news fil­tered through to the peo­ple on the street, we de­cided to go out and grab the thoughts from some of our read­ers.

Bruno Chi­appa from Burn­side said: “I think it’s out of pro­por­tion. Some of them have so many jobs to start with. Why can’t they share the jobs about and give other peo­ple a chance?

“None of them are worth the money. Gary Lineker gets paid £1.75m? What does he do?”

Burn­side’s James Rae also com­mented on the amount sports pun­dits were paid. He said: “I don’t think any­one is worth that amount of money. Es­pe­cially the foot­ball pun­dits. There is so many of them about.”

Morag Sam­son from Spring­hall said: “I don’t agree with it. They all get paid far too much. They should bring in ad­verts and stop us pay­ing for a TV li­cence.”

Bill Shack­el­ton, of Burn­side, added: “No I don’t think it’s worth pay­ing all that money to them. I mean, look at Gary Lineker, what are they pay­ing him for?”

They should bring in ad­verts and stop us pay­ing for a TV li­cence Morag Sam­son

Not worth it Bill Shack­el­ton

Bring in ad­verts Morag Sam­son

Out of pro­por­tion Bruno Chi­appa

Too many pun­dits James Rae

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