BBC equal pay row
The dispute over equal pay at the BBC was reignited this week when Carrie Gracie resigned as its China editor. In an open letter, Gracie accused the BBC of having a “secretive” and discriminatory pay culture. She had, she said, rejected a pay rise that would have put her salary up to £180,000 a year, because it still would not put her on a level with the BBC’S male international editors. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission said that it was seeking answers from the corporation, in advance of a possible investigation.