BBC finance chief defends staff tax arrangements
Claims that the BBC has sought to reduce its tax contributions by requiring some employees to set up personal service companies (PCSs) are "misleading", the broadcaster’s CFO has said.
In an email to staff at the taxpayer-funded broadcaster, Zarin Patel refuted suggestions that thousands of workers had been told "to go 'off the books’ in order to cut our tax bill".
She also denied that the BBC was "avoiding national insurance contributions". She said that the BBC would review its tax arrangements in an effort to “reassure licence fee payers that all of our arrangements are functioning correctly and appropriately".