Why on-air salary review won't satisfy BBC women

BBC Director General Tony Hall is to appear before a committee over the pay issue

But the review found "no evidence of gender bias in pay decision-making". The women were not named "out of concern for their BBC careers", The Telegraph reported.

Lord Hall has apologised to any BBC employee who has not been paid correctly, but said he believes that there has been no illegality regarding unfairness in pay.

"I'm extremely well paid and I will leave it at that". This led to an immediate increase of £5,000 but it was not backdated. Bradford claims she was given a £5,000-a-year pay rise, which was £10,000 a year less than male correspondents. Gracie shared that she was offered a £45,000 raise which still would have left her making less than other male global correspondents at BBC.

Listed anonymously is a TV news presenter who spoke of a pay rise offered past year.

"Two men with no broadcasting experience who had also been given trial shifts presenting the programme during the search for a new presenter were paid 25% more per programme".

But it added that PricewaterhouseCoopers, which carried out the review, had found "no evidence of gender bias in pay decision-making". "I am told that we are now being at the same rate per day, but there is no transparency".

Responding the report Lord Hall said today: "The BBC believes in equality".

The feeling at the top of the corporation is that they have gone much further than most other institutions on both gender pay across the organisation, and equal pay for equal staff.

The report, compiled by management consultancy firm PwC, will examine all levels of the Corporation, not just the highest-paid stars.

"I am also paid £45,000 less than my immediate male predecessor".

Nearly 150 women at the BBC have written to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee ahead of a hearing on Wednesday, claiming they had received "veiled threats" when they tried to raise the subject of equal pay.

The chair of the Commons select committee, Tory MP Damian Collins, released a statement suggesting the BBC had a "cultural problem" on its hands with regards to the way it pays women.

"What you are worth is exclusively at the whim of management who essentially in sport are always men". But it is not something I have personally experienced.

A sport editor claims "four men doing the same job have confirmed their salary is higher by up to £10,000".

'The BBC should avoid wasting licence fee money on an unwinnable court fight against their female workers over equal pay and immediately agree to independent arbitration to settle individual cases, including back pay and pension adjustments, ' the group said in a submission to MPs.

Broadcasters John Humphrys, Huw Edwards, Nicky Campbell, Jon Sopel, Nick Robinson and Jeremy Vine are among the big names who have reduced their salaries.

BBC Women said it did not "give a true picture of pay inequality" at the corporation.

But many also want backdated payments to compensate them for the income and pension contributions they have missed out on in the past.