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Zarin Patel Zarin Patel Chief Financial Officer Blog posts in total 6

  1. Review of how the BBC pays freelancers

    Wednesday 7 November 2012, 10:57

    A summary of findings following the Deloitte investigation into how the BBC engages freelance services. 

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  2. BBC Pensions interim funding check

    Monday 13 August 2012, 10:00

    Today, the BBC Pension Trustees have published their interim funding check on the pension scheme. I would encourage all members of the pension scheme to read it. As the BBC's Chief Financial Officer I'd like to set out my thoughts on what it means for the BBC.

    As the Chair of the Pension Trustees says...

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  3. More on the BBC and service companies

    Tuesday 24 July 2012, 11:03

    Following recent press speculation, Chief Financial Officer Zarin Patel clarified the BBCs position in relation to the use of Personal Service Companies and tax affairs in general in an all staff email sent on July 23rd.

    Dear all,

    I wanted to take the opportunity to correct misleading reports in today...

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  4. The BBC and service companies

    Wednesday 11 July 2012, 15:50

    You may have seen reports recently about how the BBC pays some presenters and other specialist staff, suggesting that there is something underhand about our procedures. Nothing could be further from the truth and I want to explain clearly and simply why this is the case.

    At the BBC, there are a number...

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  5. Proposed changes to the BBC Pension Scheme

    Tuesday 29 June 2010, 10:45

    Today the BBC has put forward a series of proposals to change the BBC Pension Scheme. If accepted, these would be the most extensive changes to the Scheme in its history. These are tough decisions, and the first major reform of pensions in the public sector. But we believe we have no option if we are...

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  6. Investing in quality and value

    Monday 4 January 2010, 12:06

    How is your licence fee being spent? Is it on great programmes and content or, as some parts of the media would have you believe, largely on 'excessive' talent pay, managerial salaries and expenses?

    My job as Chief Financial Officer at the BBC is to deliver value for money by making sure that every pound...

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