‘The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said discovering the scale of fraud at the BBC was quite shocking as the corporation could not provide evidence that these individuals are paying the appropriate amount of tax.
“We were shocked to discover that the BBC has about 25,000 off-payroll contracts. Some 13,000 of these are for individuals who are on our screens and on the radio every day. They are the public face of the BB,” committee chairman Margaret Hodge said.
According to the committee, the number also includes another 12,000 off-air staff.’