BBC Women slam report into pay gap
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’.