BBC spent almost £277 million on redundancies
18 April 2012
BBC has paid hundreds of millions of pounds in redundancy payments to approx 6,000 staff during the last seven years.
According to information acquired by MediaGuardian from a freedom of information request.
The BBC revealed that £276,833,465 of redundancy payments were paid out to 5,992 members of staff between March 2005 and February 2012 and £66.4million was paid in the last 12 months.
Details of the 20 biggest redundancy payments were also revealed but the BBC declined to name the staff or to give their job titles. The highest individual payment was for £949,000 followed by £600,000 and £435,000.
The BBC’s redundancy policy states that employees with two or more years’ continuous service are entitled to redundancy pay of one month’s salary for each year’s service – up to 24 years.
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