BBC Discounted Senior and Executive Salaries 2016

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

The BBC states in its Annual Report 2015/16 that Executive and Senior Management salaries are discounted by 50-80%.

In the past year there has been further recruitment and the BBC has awarded major pay increases to some Executives and Senior Managers.

Last year, the BBC responded in RFI120160013 that it had not carried out an efficiency report on senior management pay since September 2014 and has not identified comparator roles. In light of this I make the following request:

1) What evidence does the BBC hold backing up the statements in the Annual Report 2015/16 that Executive and Senior Management salaries are discounted 50-80% against market salaries?

2) When did any pay positioning analysis of Executive and Senior Management take place that evidences discounted pay claims stated in the Annual Report 2015/16 ?

3) What market pay data were Executive and Senior Management pay increases in 2015/16 compared against?

4) As of 1 September 2016 and based on current, relevant pay positioning data held by the BBC, how many staff in each of Executive Board, and SM1 and SM2 (by division) can the BBC categorically state fall into the following :
- paid in excess of commercial sector
- paid at commercial sector rate
- direct remuneration reduced by 1-9%
- direct remuneration reduced by 10-19%
- direct remuneration reduced by 20-29%
- direct remuneration reduced by 30-39%
- direct remuneration reduced by 40-49%
- direct remuneration reduced by 50-59%
- direct remuneration reduced by 60-69%
- direct remuneration reduced by 70-79%
- direct remuneration reduced by 80-89%
- direct remuneration reduced by 90-99%

5) At what rate is the pay comparison with set, for example, median, average or top of the scale?

6) What is the difference between the BBC's stated comparator in the Annual Report 2015/16 of "commercial sector" and the previous comparator of "commercial public sector".

Yours faithfully,

S Craig

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear sir/madam,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 07 April 2017.  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 address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20170537.

Kind regards
The Information Policy & Compliance Team
Workplace & Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2 A5, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP

www.bbc.co.uk/foi
Email: [BBC request email]

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

The BBC has not replied to my FOI request BBC Discounted Senior and Executive Salaries 2016 promptly, as normally required by law.

Why the delay and when will you respond?

Yours sincerely,

S Craig

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S Craig

Freedom of Information request – RFI20170537

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”).

I apologise but we are currently not in a position to respond to your request.

I sincerely apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience this may cause you.  I would like to take this opportunity to assure you that your request is a priority as it is late.

Kind regards,
The Information Rights Team

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

A response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, you should have responded by now. Why is your response delayed and when will you answer?

Yours sincerely,

S Craig

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear S Craig,

I apologise but we are currently not in a position to respond to your request.

I sincerely apologise for the continued delay and for any inconvenience this may cause you. I would like to take this opportunity to assure you that your request is a priority as it is late and a response will be provided as soon as possible.

Kind regards,
The Information Rights Team

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of British Broadcasting Corporation's handling of my FOI request 'BBC Discounted Senior and Executive Salaries 2016'.

The response to my request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, the authority should have responded by now. The BBC has given no reason for the delay and no timetable for responding.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

S Craig

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Craig,

We have received your request for an internal review relating to RFI20170537. Your request for an internal review was received on 30 July 2017.  We shall deal with the review as promptly as possible and, at the latest, within 20 working days. 

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

The reference number for your internal review is IR2017052.

Information Policy & Compliance
Workplace & Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2 A5, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane,
London, W12 7TP

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/foi/
Email: [BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2883
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Craig,

 

Please see attached an update from the BBC on the progress of the request
for information you made to the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Sincerely,

 

BBC Information Rights Team

 

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