BBC spent £600k on employment claims

The BBC paid out more than £600,000 dealing with employment tribunal claims last year.

The BBC paid out more than £600,000 dealing with employment tribunal claims last year.

A total of £379,125 went in payments to aggrieved staff to settle cases and a further £203,627 plus VAT was spent in external lawyers' fees in 2009-10, figures released by the corporation in response to a Freedom of Information request show.

The BBC had to pay another £24,386 plus VAT as a contribution towards one claimant's legal costs.

This came to a bill for licence fee payers of £607,138 plus tax of at least £34,201, depending on whether the costs were incurred before or after the VAT rate returned to 17.5 per cent in January 2010.

 

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