The Equality Trust has responded to the BBC's publication of 'star' salaries.
Dr. Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of The Equality Trust, said:
"It's clear there are some extraordinary salaries being paid at the BBC, but this isn't the real issue. The problem is the huge disparities in pay we see in many large organisations. Often a small group at the top is paid astronomical amounts while those at the bottom are seen as a cost to be reduced.
"High pay at the BBC and across the public sector pales in comparison to that in the private sector. However we urge the BBC when considering "talent" remuneration to consider how this compares to the pay of their median and lowest paid employees, and to work to reduce pay ratios within the organisation."
The Equality Trust is a registered charity that works to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic inequality. UK income inequality is among the highest in the developed world and evidence shows that this results in poorer mental and physical health, higher violent crime, poorer educational outcomes and lower levels of trust. Inequality affects us all. For further comments or to arrange an interview, contact John Hood on 07580 651 337 or firstname.lastname@example.org