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The National Audit Office (NAO) will examine the situation after MPs said pay-offs for senior BBC figures had been "excessively generous".
THE public spending watchdog is to investigate BBC severance packages after it emerged almost 200 senior managers received pay-offs of more than PS100,000 each in the past three years.
THE public spending watchdog is to investigate BBC severance packages after it emerged nearly 200 senior managers received pay-offs of more than PS100,000 each in the past three years.
THE confusion at the heart of the BBC's decision-maKing was laid bare as its executives - past and present - argued over who Knew what and when about massive pay-offs to senior staff.
Mr Thompson, who said he did not believe there was any "favouritism" in deciding pay-offs, said the pay-off to Mr Byford was needed so he would remain "focused" on his job and not be distracted.
THE BBC have spent PS25million of licence-fee money on secret pay-offs for 150 managers over the last three years.
Many of the pay-offs broke the corporation's rules on severance packages - and the BBC paid out more than the staff were due in almost a quarter of the cases, the report revealed.
He added: "Legislation before MPs aims to cap all public sector pay-offs at PS95,000 before Christmas - David Flory's pay-off is four times that amount.
AN NHS boss and adviser to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has received a pay-off worth PS410,000 on top of his annual salary, figures show.
The Conservative Party has promised to end six-figure redundancy pay-offs for highly paid public sector workers if they regain power at the General Election in May.
In that context it isn't flippant to say that pay-offs of more than six figures are a slap in the face to the community.
Thompson was being grilled by a Commons committee in the wake of controversy over hefty pay-offs to BBC executives.