BBC criticised over severance pay
The BBC has been criticised by the National Audit Office for paying out £25m in severance to 150 senior BBC managers, and risking "public trust".
The top 10 payments in the three years to December 2012 accounted for 20% of the total.
The BBC said the savings it had made from senior manager redundancies exceeded the cost of severance pay.
The BBC's director general Tony Hall said: "These payments were from another era and we are putting a stop to them."
David Sillito reports.
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