Belfast Telegraph

MP hits out at the BBC

The BBC in Northern Ireland is short-changing licence payers’ — and part of the problem centres on too many staff and also excessive salaries being paid to popular presenters such as Stephen Nolan, an MP has claimed.

Gregory Campbell hit out last night after it was revealed that just 1.95 per-cent of the total licence fee collected throughout the UK is spent here. Half of that sum goes on wages.

The figures were revealed following a Freedom of Information application by Sunday Life.

We had asked the BBC how much of the licence fee cash raised in Northern Ireland is actually spent here. We also sought to find out how much of that revenue goes towards programming.

For the full story, see this week's Sunday Life.

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