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The BBC gender pay gap furore should serve as a warning to all bosses

Similar statistics are coming for other companies. Don't think people will ignore them just because you don't have Chris Evans on staff

By Stephanie Boland  

Claudia Winkleman is the BBC's highest paid female star. Photo: PA

The BBC pay figures have been released, and the internet is awash with gossip. Chris Evans, it transpires, is the company’s highest-paid male star, with pay between £2,200,00-£2,249,999, while Claudia Winkleman is the highest-paid female, with a salary between £450,000 and £499,999. 

If you notice some discrepancy there, you’re not alone. As commentators across the political and media spectrum have pointed out, the figures show a clear gender pay gap among the BBC’s top talent tier.

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