Samira Ahmed & BBC reach agreement on equal pay

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Samira Ahmed and the BBC have reached a settlement after the corporation lost an employment tribunal with the presenter over equal pay.

The BBC also confirmed that it would continue to work with Ahemd but refused to disclose the settlement figure.

In a statement, the BBC said, “Samira Ahmed and the BBC are pleased to have reached a settlement following the recent tribunal.

“Samira is a highly valued BBC presenter and now these matters have been concluded we all want to focus on the future.

“We look forward to continuing to work together to make great programmes for audiences. Neither the BBC, Samira or the NUJ will be commenting further on this case.”

Ahmed had taken the legal route against the BBC after it was claimed that fellow presenter, Jeremy Vine was paid £3,000 per episode for ‘Points Of View’, while she only received £440 per episode (rising to £465) for similar show ‘Newswatch’. It was reported that she was underpaid by £700,000.

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