The BBC is closing the gender pay gap. Now it must deal with the ethnic pay chasm ǀ View

The BBC’s latest pay data reveals that, after last year’s gender pay scandal and a campaign spearheaded by presenter Carrie Gracie, it has started treating its female presenters more fairly. Gracie won a legal dispute in 2018 against the broadcaster after discovering she was being paid less than her male counterparts.

Of its 75 highest-earning hosts, nearly half are now women (although they do still tend to earn less than the men). But if the gender pay gap was a scandal, the ethnic pay gap is a disgrace.

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