We note the conclusions of the PAC report and will respond to the points raised as part of our detailed review of tax arrangements.
The BBC pointed out that this relates to 25,000 contracts and not 25,000 people, and that in many cases an individual - such as an occasional contributor to programmes - could be issued with a contract each time he or she is booked to appear.
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