BBC bosses should cut their massive pay - Foster

September 11, 2008 12:15 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the BBC's annual report which showed that BBC trustees and executives' pay had increased by £1 million since last year, Liberal Democrat Shadow Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, Don Foster said:

"While Auntie remains a much loved institution, it's quite clear that like many of us, she needs to lose a bit of weight.

"As pay restraint is being forced on the public sector across the board, people will have little sympathy with BBC executives on high wages giving themselves massive pay increases.

"The best way for the BBC to increase public confidence that it doesn't waste money is to let the National Audit Office scrutinise its accounts.

"However, we should all welcome the fact the BBC keeps on producing top quality content and remains the leading light in world broadcasting."