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Responding to the BBC’s annual report, which shows an increase from 179 to 220 in the number of employees receiving over £150,000, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
“These bumper pay packets are a kick in the teeth for hard pressed Brits.
“With the Beeb mired in controversy and households struggling, this surge in superstar salaries for presenters is impossible to justify.
“If the BBC wants to pay these huge sums, they should move to a subscription model and axe the tax.”
TPA spokespeople are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)
Media Campaign Manager, TaxPayers' Alliance
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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 www.taxpayersalliance.com.
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- The TPA is running a campaign to Axe the Tax.