Included in this transparency is that all BBC employees who earn more than £150,000 will have their salary details published. This will catch a number of high profile presenters and arguably many lesser known names. The National Audit Office (NAO) will become the BBC’s financial auditor while the process for the chairman of the new BBC Board will be “full, fair and open”.
Earlier this week Rona Fairhead, who had been expected to move seamlessly from the present BBC Trust, said she would not be putting her name forward for the position.
“The BBC’s next Charter will help it adapt to the changing digital world and continue to thrive into the future,” said Ms Bradley. “We have made considerable progress since the publication of the White Paper and resolved a number of important areas with the BBC, which go further in the key areas of transparency, fairness and securing the BBC’s independence.”
Meanwhile Ofcom, which has generally only handled issues of taste and decency, will now take sole regulatory control of the corporation.