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BBC pay-off 'hard to justify'

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said former director-General George Entwistle's £450,000 pay-off was "hard to justify", but that it was a matter for the BBC Trust to decide.

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Culture Sec: 'Audit office can review BBC payments'

Referring to George Entwistle's £450,000 pay-out for stepping aside from his position of BBC Director General, Culture Secretary Maria Miller told the Commons it was "hard to justify" the payment.

She added that the National Audit Office can undertake a 'value for money review' into these issues.

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