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Information Policy & Compliance
12 March 2018
Dear Lee Scott Freedom of Information Request - RFI20180302
Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) received on 15th
February 2018, seeking the following information: With the recent news that HMRC have successfully won an IR35 case against former BBC presenter, Christa
Ackroyd, I would like to know how many other presenters which the BBC engage with are currently contracted via a
PSC (limited company).
I would like a list of names of presenters, names of the limited companies which they use and the amounts in GBP
paid to each respective company.
To confirm the point about amounts paid, could this be broken down in to a yearly figure per presenter
We have interpreted your request as pertaining to a list of names of presenters with their individual limited
companies and their associated individual earnings; separated yearly per presenter.
We are withholding information names of presenters, names of limited companies and the amounts paid to
each company under section 40(2) (personal information) of the Act. Under section 40(2) of the Act,
personal information about identifiable living individuals is exempt if disclosure to a third party would
breach one or more principles in the Data Protection Act 1998. The individuals concerned would not
expect their personal financial information to be disclosed to a third party. To do so would be unfair;
therefore, disclosure would breach the First Data Protection Principle (fair and lawful processing). Appeal Rights
If you are not satisfied that we have complied with the Act in responding to your request, you have the
right to an internal review by a BBC senior manager or legal adviser. Please contact us at the address
above, explaining what you would like us to review and including your reference number. If you are not
satisfied with the internal review, you can appeal to the Information Commissioner. The contact details are:
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, Tel: 0303
123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate) or see http://www.ico.gov.uk/.