30 Jan 2018

Lord Tony Hall on women’s pay: ‘I don’t believe there has been illegality at BBC’


Some of the BBC’s highest-profile female staff have for months been locked in dispute with the corporation over claims that it pays them less than male counterparts. Earlier this month, its China editor Carrie Gracie accused the broadcaster of illegally paying women less to do the same job. But today a review commissioned by the BBC found that there has been “no gender bias” in decision making about, although there were some anomalies. BBC Director General Lord Tony Hall responds.