The BBC has given its senior managers almost £2m more than they were entitled to in severence payments according to the National Audit Office.
The payments were made over a three year period in lieu of notice and as “discretionary payments” to staff asked to leave. The state-sponsored media company said that the payments were made to avoid disputes with the former employees.
The BBC’s generosity was paid for by those TV viewers who are licenced to watch television. The company has a long record of abuse of its egregiously unwarrranted privilges, including support for monarchy.