Interesting Fact - Money

The BBC paid out £60m in severance payments in eight years.

(This bonanza included £1m to former deputy director general Mark Byford and £486,500 to George Entwistle, who quit as director general at the height of the Jimmy Savile scandal, after just 54 days in the job.

I know people are sometimes surprised when I am less than enthusiastic about the institution that we call the British Broadcasting Corporation, but this kind of "snouts in the trough"* culture is one reason.)

*Not my words - Graham Norton's - He actually works for them and earned around £2.6m in the year to the end of July 2012 . :)

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