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- The 2020 list of BBC salaries
- What is the gender pay gap row?
THE BBC has revealed its latest list of it’s highest paid stars – showing the gender pay gap is slowly beginning to lessen.
The corporation came under fire three years ago after data showed its biggest male stars were paid more than female colleagues. But who has made the 2020 list and who are the highest earners?
Former Sports Personality of the Year Gary Lineker is the face of Match of the Day
Estimated 2018/2019 earnings: £1,750,000-£1,754,999
Zoe Ball helms Radio 2’s ever popular Breakfast Show – and her earnings have jumped up by nearly £1million since the last figure were revealed.
Comedian and host Graham Norton hosts a weekly show on Radio 2, a range of programmes and series such as the Graham Norton Show and hosts the British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs).
2018/2019 earnings: £610,000-£614,999
Long time DJ hosts Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon and Steve Wright’s Sunday Love Songs. His estimated earnings have gone up by at least £20,000.
2018/2019 earnings: £465,000-£469,999
Long time news anchor Huw Edwards News at Six and News at Ten, presenting on BBC One and the News Channel, election night and news specials. His estimated yearly salary has dropped by around £30,000.
The gender pay gap is still an issue around the globe, and according to the World Economic Forum, it won’t close until 2186.
The European Commission has said the wage gap is the result of factors including education choices, job preference, work experience, breaks in employment, women’s lower willingness to negotiate salaries and discrimination.
The Equal Pay Act was introduced by the UK Parliament in 1970 in a bid to combat the divide and was superseded by the Equality Act in 2010
But on average women still earn about 18 per cent less per hour than men.
This is an improvement, down from 28 per cent in 1993 and 23 per cent in 2003, but campaigners argue there is still a long way to go.
Large businesses are required to report their gender pay gaps as of April 6 2017.
Companies with over 250 employees must publish the gender pay and gender bonus data of both males and females on the pay roll.
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