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Samira Ahmed’s win in sex-based equal pay claim from BBC opens a can of worms for an industry that works on name recognition

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11.01.2020

Part of the disturbance is the really unseemly discussion of the huge salaries that the people who work for the BBC earn, when that money pouring into their bank accounts actually comes from the licence payers who fund the national broadcaster.

Whether Ahmed is paid £440 per episode for Newswatch, or Jeremy Vine earns £3,000 per episode of Points of View makes no difference to an unemployed single mother in Hull. It's simply a tremendous amount of money for reading from an autocue on a programme which they help to fund.

Meanwhile, if the viewer hasn't stumped up the mandatory licence fee of £150 for the sheer........

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