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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

The BBC has indicated to Parliament that

“… what we are seeking to do as the BBC is to take responsibility for that and deal with it with the Revenue, so that everybody can move on through, and it is taking much longer than we would like. It is very difficult and complicated to get that settlement sorted out, because it is three-way. We are not contractually responsible for it, but that is what we are seeking to do, because we do not think it is fair that two people who effectively relied on the same rules in the same way find themselves in quite different positions.”

Can the BBC please:

1. Indicate how much of licence payers money has been paid or been committed to be paid to HMRC for individuals’ tax liabilities, directly or indirectly?
2. Indicate whether they have reached a single analysis of the tax due that is applied to all impacted contractors?
3. Whether the BBC and HMRC has reached a binding agreement?

Yours faithfully,

Lydia Southern

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Ms Southern,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request was received on 4 March 2019. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days.

If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the below address.

The reference number for your request is RFI20190420.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Ms Southern,


Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20190420.


Yours sincerely


BBC Information Rights

Room BC2 A4

Broadcast Centre

White City


W12 7TS



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