More transparent BBC will not name top earners

BBC is going to have to cope with the effects of the two-year licence fee freeze

The BBC Trust has promised far more financial transparency but continues to resist demands that it names all the corporation's top earners.

Publishing the final conclusions today of its Strategy Review, which was launched in July 2009, it said that the BBC "should set new standards of openness and transparency" as it seeks to cut its budget by 16 per cent over the next four years.

The BBC is going to have to cope with the effects of the two-year licence fee freeze volunteered by the Trust and Government cuts which will take £340m a year from its budget.

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