How to save the BBC Singers
Classical twitterati have been busy retweeting Andrew Neil's tweet comparing Gary Lineker's £1.3 million salary with the £1.5 million needed to save the BBC Singers. But no-one has tweeted the most recent figures showing that the ten highest paid classical conductors earnt in one year a total of £13.8 million. This means that the average salary (before guest conducting, recording and other fees) of the top ten conductors is slightly higher than Gary Lineker's. Moreover a 10% top slice off those conductors' salaries would be almost enough to save the BBC Singers. Over to you twitterati.
Like almost all the discussion of this subject, the comment shows a poor grasp of the facts. 'The licence fee accounted for 71% of BBC funding in 2021/22. Total BBC income in 2021/22 was £5.33 billion, 71% of which came from the licence fee revenues. The remaining 29% or £1.53 billion came from commercial and other activities (such as grants, royalties and rental income)' source Parliament Library UK - https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8101/
As stated in several previous posts, a better understanding of the facts and a more balanced viewpoint would better make the case against the misguided decision to disband the BBC Singers.