The BBC Women group has told MPs it believes the corporation has, over many years, “failed to pay men and women equally for equal work” in breach of equality legislation. In written evidence submitted to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, the group of more than 170 broadcasters and producers said it had “no confidence” in the pay audit of on-air talent which is set to be published by the BBC today.TimelineFebruary 2, 2018BBC could face ‘hundreds’ of salary grievances in equal pay row, BBC source claimsFebruary 2, 2018BBC will provide ‘core news coverage only’ at party conferences with ‘no more sets for Newsnight and Daily Politics’January 31, 2018Carrie Gracie: BBC has ‘belittled’ women for decades because it won’t admit to ‘equal pay problem’ The audit follows that of rank and file staff at the corporation last year which revealed a 9 per cent gender pay gap favouring men. It followed the publication of a list of BBC on-air talent earning more than £150,000 last summer which put the spotlight on equal pay concerns. Of those listed, one third were women and of the 96 named, ten were from black or minority backgrounds.BBC Women said the pay reviews do… Read full this story
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