BBC spending increases
The basic State Pension and new State Pension both increased by 2.6% from 6 April 2019, a cash increase of £3.25 a week and £4.25 a week respectively, a maximum of £221 a year. The triple lock pension is the greater of the annual price inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index, earnings growth, or 2.5%.
State pensioners are today probably wishing their new earnings growth had been measured against BBC earnings, as BBC staff received rises of at least 10%, while 256 of those got at least 20%. The average rise was £6,980, which, compared with the basic state pension of £6,714, is grotesque.
The BBC has insisted cutting pay would not free up enough money to continue free licences for the elderly, and it would instead need to close BBC Two and BBC Four. Fine, close them!