BBC reveals salaries and expenses of top earners

LONDON - The BBC has disclosed the pay and expenses claims of its senior staff on its website, including the director-general Mark Thompson's 70p parking meter claim and his £647.50 claim for a two-night stay in a five-star Las Vegas casino hotel.

BBC director general Mark Thompson.. earns £664,000
BBC director general Mark Thompson.. earns £664,000

The BBC’s top 107 decision-makers earn a total of £22 million a year, withThompson receiving a salary of £664,000. 

Mark Byford, his deputy, receives £471,000, while Jana Bennett, the director of BBC Vision, earns £412,000.

Around ten of the broadcaster’s top earners were not included on the list because they do not sit on the BBC’s boards.

In total, Thompson claimed £3,364 in expenses between April and June this year.

Tim Davie, the director of audio and music at the BBC, who earns £325,000, claimed £790.63 for cabs between 12 May and 19 June.

The shadow culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, called on Thompson to also reveal pay for entertainers such as Jonathan Ross.

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