Investigation into unlawful pay discrimination at the BBC


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First published: 12 Nov 2020

Front cover of BBC investigation report

We investigated suspected past pay discrimination against women at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

We looked at a sample of formal and informal pay complaints raised with the BBC by staff from 1 January 2016. We also looked at the systems and processes that the BBC used for setting pay and assessing complaints.

We did not find any unlawful pay discrimination in the cases we analysed during our investigation. But we did identify some areas where the BBC can make improvements to rebuild trust with women at the organisation and increase transparency around decision-making and communications.

This report sets out our findings and our recommendations for change.

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