They don’t make it easy

The Guardian:

The BBC Trust has conceded a “fundamental failure of central oversight and control” at the corporation after a report concluded that it frequently breached its own guidelines on payoffs to staff totalling millions of pounds.

The investigation by the National Audit Office, published on Monday, said the BBC had “breached its own policies on severance too often without good reason”.

In nearly a quarter of 60 cases it reviewed, the NAO found that the BBC had paid departing senior managers more salary in lieu of notice than they were contractually entitled to, costing licence-fee payers at least £1m.

Biiiig fan of the BBC but, really, someone needs to get a grip on the management.