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.

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Ex-BBC staff warned they could be named over payoffs

It has emerged that the BBC has written to four former staff, whose pay-offs were investigated by the National Audit Office, to tell them they could be named to the committee.

In written evidence to MPs, head of corporate affairs Andrew Scadding, said the four had "resigned at the time of well publicised operational incidents at the BBC".

They are believed to include former BBC1 boss Peter Fincham who reportedly got a £500,000 pay-off when when he left the corporation in the wake of a scandal sparked by misleading footage of the Queen.

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