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.


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.