MPs to quiz BBC chiefs over George Entwistle’s £450k pay-off
BBC bosses face showdown in Parliament after being recalled over ‘off payroll’ scandalBy Mark Conrad | 19 November 2012
If he was paid twice what was on his contract, I would like to understand the value-for-money implications of that
Stephen Barclay, Conservative MP, public accounts committee
MPs are to grill BBC chiefs in Parliament this Thursday over the £450,000 pay-off agreed for former director general George Entwistle.
Members of the House of Commons public accounts committee will demand to know why the BBC Trust, which oversees the broadcaster, decided to give Entwistle double his entitlement to six months’ pay on quitting. Entwistle resigned after BBC2’s Newsnight broadcast a report that wrongly accused a senior Conservative figure of child abuse.
The committee had recalled BBC chiefs to answer more questions over ‘off payroll’ arrangements.
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