BBC spends £16m in three years on senior manager redundancy payouts

In the past three years the BBC has spent more than £16m making redundancy payments to 115 senior managers, a report this morning revealed.

The Daily Telegraph revealed the figures this morning after submitting a Freedom of Information request to the corporation. The highest payout was in the region of £600,000.

A BBC spokesman defended the payouts, tellling The Telegraph: “These redundancies are an essential part of our £2bn savings drive.”

This morning’s story follows reports that the BBC paid out over £600,000 dealing with employment tribunal claims last year.

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