BBC Women slam re­port into pay gap

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WOMEN work­ing at the BBC have slammed the Cor­po­ra­tion’s re­port into pay in­equal­ity af­ter it found no ev­i­dence of gen­der bias – de­spite au­di­tors find­ing a 6.8 per cent dif­fer­ence in salaries be­tween male and fe­male stars.

Ac­coun­tancy firm PwC, which pro­duced the re­port, said the broad­caster’s ap­proach to set­ting pay had been ‘far from per­fect’ and ‘anom­alies’ needed ad­dress­ing.

How­ever it blamed this on a ‘lack of clar­ity and open­ness’ and fi­nan­cial con­straints in the com­pany over the last decade, rather than gen­der bias.

BBC Women – which in­cludes pre­sen­ters such as Jane Gar­vey, Mishal Hu­sain and Vic­to­ria Der­byshire (above) – has al­ready said they have ‘no con­fi­dence’ in the re­view and that they had been ‘ex­cluded from the process’.

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