BBC pays experienced bid more than inexperienced.
In an email to staff, Allen said: “I regret that Karen has decided not to take this opportunity. I think it important to explain what has happened in this instance.
“As you know, we don’t have fixed rates for jobs. Instead we have pay ranges as agreed with our unions.
“In setting pay for this particular role we have taken the view that Roger and Karen would be doing roles of equal weight as Deputy Editors of the Radio Newsroom.
“We also took into account the fact that Roger has worked at or above this level for several years whereas Karen was offered this role as a promotion, with a significant pay increase.
“We think most people would understand that these factors would result in some difference between their individual pay.
That’s the entire NHS pay system entirely borked then, eh? What with annual increments ?