Friday, 8 June 2018
BBC secretly used private firms to pay top stars millions per The Times
News that you won't see reported on the BBC.
'The BBC secretly used personal companies to pay dozens of its richest stars £74 million in the past four years despite promising to curb the practice in 2012.
It tried to stop The Times reporting the extent to which it channels earnings through the companies, in a move that experts said could have enabled tax avoidance of up to £20 million.
After ignoring freedom of information requests for four months, the BBC was ordered to respond by the Information Commissioner. The pay arrangements are still in place for two thirds of its highest-paid presenters and actors.'