BBC top earners’ salary and expenses to be revealed

Salary and expenses details of the BBC’s top 100 executives and decision makers are set to be published on a quarterly basis from September amid pressure for more transparency.

Following a Freedom of Information request, the expenses and salaries of the BBC’s 50 top-earning managers have been revealed on its website. From September, a further 50 of the corporation’s top earners will be revealed.

In his speech to the Chartered Institute of Public Finances and Accountancy’s annual conference today, BBC director general Mark Thompson said the trust and the BBC’s executive board had “strongly encouraged us to look at whether we could and should go further in our practice of routine disclosure.

“Public expectations about openness, trustworthiness and every kind of value for money are becoming more trenchant, more insistent and more vocal than ever before.”