Settlement Agreements

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the below information.
This request follows on from RFI20200367 and IR2020030 and seeks further information on the settlement agreements referred to in your response.

I would like to remind you that you are legally required to provide a response within 20 working days of the date of this request. Should the response to this FOI be delayed beyond 20 working days, I will not hesitate to contact the ICO.

For the purposes of this FOI the term ‘employees’ should include:

• Anyone who has undertaken paid work for the BBC irrespective of their employment contract type or employment status and should include freelance workers
• Anyone who has undertaken paid work for any part of the BBC
• Anyone who has since left the BBC

For each question and sub question, please provide the data for the following financial years only and provide that data split out separately for each year:
- full financial years 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020
- current financial year to date 2020/2021

1. How many settlement agreements has the BBC entered into with employees for any reason?

a. Of these, how many settlement agreements were with women employees?

i. Of these settlement agreements with women employees, how many included a settlement for a pay dispute of any kind?

2. What is the total value of monies paid to employees through settlement agreements?

a. What is the total value of monies paid to women employees through settlement agreements?

i. What is the total value of monies paid to women employees through settlement agreements where a pay dispute of any kind formed all or part of the reason for the settlement agreement?

If for any reason you feel this request is unclear, of if you have any concerns about the time it would take to obtain all or part of this data, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you are not the appropriate authority for this request, or for part of it, please let me know as soon as is convenient.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Caroline Barlow

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Caroline Barlow,

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 11 September 2020.  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 RFI20201410.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]

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