Thompson ‘has emails showing payoff approvals’

Mark Thompson has alleged that he has emails that appear to show that BBC Trust members - including the current chairman Lord Patten and a senior BBC boss - approved payoffs to executives.

The BBC Trust denies Lord Patten and the other trust member misled MPs.

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BBC boss admits evidence error

The BBC's outgoing head of HR, Lucy Adams, has admitted making a mistake in her evidence to a committee of MPs investigating excessive payoffs to senior staff. Former Director General Mark Thompson claimed "inaccurate statements" were made to MPs.