BBC to remove gagging clauses from contracts

The BBC is to remove gagging clauses from its contracts in the wake of the Savile scandal to make it easier for staff to speak out about any claims of harassment.

A major report into sexism and bullying at the corporation has found that some staff are scared of making complaints about inappropriate behaviour.

But the 80-page report by barrister Dinah Rose said that although sexual harassment was found to be "very rare", there was some evidence of inappropriate behaviour and bullying.