The Week: Media News - Tories to expose big wages

BBC and Channel 4 staff will be included in Tory plans to name and shame high earners working for public institutions.

Should it be elected, a Conservative government would publish an online list of all public servants earning more than £150,000 a year. The party made the announcement at its spring conference, where David Cameron criticised the Ofcom chief executive, Ed Richards, for earning "over £400,000 a year". The Tories said that anybody earning more than the Prime Minister, who currently has a salary of £194,250, would have to justify their pay in person to the Chancellor.

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