BBC blasted for splurging whopping £26million of licence fee cash on redundancy deals

THE BBC has been blasted for splurging £26million of licence fee cash on redundancy deals.

Some 221 staff got voluntary payoffs averaging £100,000 this financial year.

A probe found 93 others were given around £46,773 each when they lost their jobs.

Some got packages worth as much as £150,000.

The combined bill is £26.6million — enough to cover the cost of 168,000 TV licences.

It comes as bosses bolster enforcement against over-75s yet to buy a 157.50 licence after the subsidy was scrapped.

The Taxpayers’ Alliance’s John O’Connell said: “The BBC says it can’t pay for licences for over-75s, yet is able to find tens of millions for golden goodbyes.

"It’s no wonder so many want the licence fee abolished.”

The redundancy bill is up from £23.3million in 2019-20.

A BBC spokesman said it is modernising to be more efficient and must also make £125million in savings due to the pandemic.

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