TaxPayers’ Alliance responds to BBC top salaries

For immediate release


Responding to the news that BBC star and executive pay packets have reduced, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

"The Beeb is now taking baby steps in tackling top salaries. 

"But these BBC pay packets are picked from the pockets of pensioners and taxpayers, who are fed up of the licence fee full stop.  

"This is a move in the right direction, but it’s high time we axed the TV tax and stopped taxpayers’ money going to these media millionaires."


TPA spokesmen are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

Media contact:

Danielle Boxall
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
[email protected]
24-hour media hotline: 07795 084 113 (no texts)


Notes to editors:

  1. Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at

  2. TaxPayers' Alliance's advisory council.

  3. The TaxPayers' Alliance has launched the Axe the Tax campaign, calling for an end to the television licence fee.

  4. The TaxPayers' Alliance released the BBC Rich List 2020, showing the £37.5 million bill for BBC execs.
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