BBC Presenters paid through Personal Service Companies

17 July 2012

The BBC has reported that 148 of it's on screen presenters, actors or artists have been paid through their own personal service companies (limited companies) rather than as employees.

This follows the recent clampdown in Government departments of disguised employment.

Being paid through a limited company means that the BBC won't have paid employers national insurance on these payments and also that the presenters will have paid considerably less tax by distributing the proceeds as dividends rather than wages. 3 of the performers have been reported to be earning in excess of £150,000 per annum.