Where are the women? BBC’s 10 best-paid stars are still men
The BBC says it’s getting nearer to finishing the pay hole, in spite of the highest 10 checklist of huge earners nonetheless being made up of fellows.
A 2017/18 wage document displays that Fit Of The Day host Gary Lineker is the highest earner, taking house about £1.75m.
Chris Evans, who was once knocked off ultimate 12 months’s best spot, was once nonetheless one of the most broadcaster’s best-paid stars, adopted through Radio 2 DJ Graham Norton.
The opposite best 10 earners had been broadcasters Steve Wright, Huw Edwards, Jeremy Vine, Alan Shearer, Nicky Campbell, Nick Grimshaw and Stephen Nolan.
The top-paid lady at the checklist is Claudia Winkleman, who’s paid about £370,000.
The BBC has argued that the checklist does no longer actually replicate the steadiness of bills to women and men, as profits for some displays are paid via BBC Studios.
Alternatively, the advent of the spin-off corporate has resulted in accusations that the broadcaster is hiding the real salaries of a few of its greatest stars.
Within the transfer in opposition to gender pay equality, 3 of the broadcaster’s highest-earning male presenters have agreed to take pay cuts.
BBC Radio four John Humphrys earns about £400,000 and can take a pay lower to beneath £300,000.
Nicky Campbell, who works for BBC Radio five Are living and lately earns about £410,000, will see his pay fall to about £350,000 a 12 months.
Information anchor Huw Edwards, the BBC’s highest-paid journalist, will earn “manner beneath” the £500,000 to £529,000 he’s lately paid.
The BBC additionally highlights the truth that extra on air feminine ability are actually incomes greater than £150,000.
Ladies at the checklist who seem to have gained pay rises come with Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis, Europe editor Katya Adler and Girl’s Hour host Jane Garvey.
Garvey mentioned: “I made the checklist of prime earners this 12 months as the results of what the BBC known as a ‘pay revision’.
“I do know I’m extremely smartly paid. Many in the actual global would argue that I’m too smartly paid.
“Feminine broadcasters, reporters and manufacturers on the BBC are a privileged bunch. Within the ultimate 12 months, as BBCWomen, now we have used that privilege in the proper manner, to begin a dialog about equivalent pay. There may be nonetheless an extended option to move… and, clearly, no longer simply on the BBC.”
Lately Programme presenter Mishal Husain tweeted announcing: “This checklist displays how a ways the BBC nonetheless has to move in valuing men and women similarly for his or her paintings.”
Husain went on to induce control to rapidly unravel the numerous pay claims she mentioned nonetheless wish to be addressed.
In 2017/18, 64 of the BBC’s on air stars earned greater than £150,000, in comparison to 58 within the earlier monetary 12 months.
The six particular person build up was once down to 8 girls being added to the checklist, and two males being knocked off.
Of the 64, 42 are males and 22 are girls.
The broadcaster mentioned the break up between the highest-earning women and men presenters had narrowed to 60:40.
It mentioned that was once a vital growth from 75:25 for the former 12 months.
The company has set a goal of 50:50 through 2020.