Why BBC licence fees are so high

The first 31,365 TV licence payers every year pay for nothing
else than 11 BBC executives salaries.

The next 132,841 licence payers pay for Jonathon Ross who is
on £18m a year.


Top executive pay in 2006-07

Mark Thompson Director-General – £788,000

Mark Byford Deputy Director-General – £437,000

Jenny Abramsky Director, audio and music – £329,000

Jana Bennett Director of vision – £433,000

Ashley Highfield Future media and technology – £359,000

Caroline Thomson Chief operating officer – £361,000

John Smith Chief executive, BBC
Worldwide – £460,000

Total pay for BBC Top
11 executives – £4.25million

Sir Michael Lyons Chairman – £140,000



: Repeat programming will have to increase on the BBC
as a consequence of a below-inflation licence-fee settlement, the corporation’s
bosses said yesterday.


Value for money for such a left wing biased organisation. ? (example here)


Champagne socialism in action.


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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