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Reports: Rebekah Brooks given £7m pay-off

The former chief executive of News International has reportedly been given a £7 million pay-off after resigning last year. The Financial Times says the sum was made up of cash and pension payments. It also took into consideration legal fees and her chauffeur-driven car.

Rebekah Brooks seen last month at the Old Bailey Credit: Press Association.

The level of the payment is significantly higher than previous reports of £1.7m.