Sarah Montague, the BBC Radio 4 Today presenter, has attacked the corporation’s gender pay report and said its findings are “very hard to believe”.
Montague said she was “gobsmacked” by the claim that the gender pay gap for presenters and journalists is only 6.8 per cent, well below the national average.
Montague, who has remained largely silent on the issue since the pay disclosures in July, said: “There is a problem. I was gobsmacked when I saw the suggestion from PwC that in the on-air presenting group [the pay gap] was only 6.8 per cent.
“I find that very hard to believe. I’d love to know who was in the group, who they were looking at, who was excluded and how they did the metrics of it. I’d just love to know that.”
Why not try reading the report?