BBC: ‘No evidence of gender bias in pay’

The BBC has published a review of on-air pay which finds “no evidence of gender bias in pay decision making”.

The report, carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), comes as a response to complains by more than 150 women working at the public broadcaster.

The group told MPs they faced “veiled threats” while trying to raise the subject of equal pay at the BBC.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the BBC says that, while there is no evidence of gender bias, they did identify “a number of issues in relation to pay” which “resulted in anomalies that need addressing”.

“The BBC believes in equality,” said director-general Tony Hall on Tuesday.

“No one should be paid differently because of their gender. The BBC has a special role representing Britain. That is why we need to be, and want to be, an exemplar on gender pay, and equal pay.”

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