Every quarter, the BBC releases reports on salaries, expenses and other claims by senior management.
What we Publish
The BBC annually publishes the exact salaries and total remuneration for its most senior managers - those earning £150k and over, and also those with the greatest responsibility for spending public money and for overseeing the BBC's services and operations.
The expenses, register of gifts & hospitality received and any
declarations of personal interests of this group are published on a quarterly
The BBC also discloses the pay of all of its senior managers in 5k
bands and by generic job title.
History of Publication
We began publishing the salaries and expenses of the BBC's senior
managers in Autumn 2009.
Our intention was to deliver greater transparency about how the
corporation operates and delivers value for money.
The DG said at the time of announcing our intention to publish
that “public expectations about
openness, trustworthiness and every kind of value for money are becoming more
trenchant, more insistent and more vocal than ever before”. And this demand for
accountability was only made more urgent by the revelations about MPs’ expenses. You can read Mark Thompson’s speech here.
Since then, we have continued to develop both the level of
information we publish and the ease and simplicity with which this information
can be accessed by Licence Fee payers.
Expenses and central bookings disclosures are now routinely
published each quarter for around 100 senior managers, determined by their pay
The total paybill for all senior managers and for the BBC’s on-air
talent is published annually as part of the Annual Report & Accounts.
From the financial year 2009/10 we have published pan-BBC totals
for travel every six months
We will continue to monitor our routine publications to ensure we
have absolute accountability to the public on how their Licence Fee is being
Summaries and expenses disclosures are listed against our executive biographies which you can review in our biographies section.