BBC stars are furious at being made to pay more tax after the corporation cancelled cushy personal company deals.
They accused bosses of “throwing them under a bus” after being moved to the payroll.
Alamy Live News BBC stars such as Jeremy Vine are fuming at having to pay more tax since being moved onto payroll
BBC Press Handout The stars, including Chris Evans (pictured), accused the broadcaster of ‘throwing them under the bus’
Paying workers via personal companies means a 19 per cent corporation tax bill instead of income tax at up to 45 per cent.
The Times reported that stars affected include Chris Evans, Jeremy Vine, Claudia Winkleman and John Inverdale.
The BBC is thought to be paying millions in national insurance contributions for those reclassified as employees and some have had salaries reduced to fund this. One source said: “It’s caused a great deal of unhappiness and anxiety. They are livid.”
There is no suggestion any presenters have done anything wrong or tried to avoid tax.
Getty – Contributor Claudia Winkelman was among the stars reported to be affected