BBC used licence fee cash to pay off women who complained about sexual harassment

BBC used licence fee cash to pay off women who complained about sexual harassmentBBC paid off ex-employees who made complaintsFormer members of staff made to sign 'compromise agreements' when they left corporation By Sara Malm PUBLISHED: 02:10 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:18 GMT, 3 March 2013 The BBC used taxpayers' money to gag female members of staff who made complaints regarding sexual harassment. Former members of staff who left claiming to have been victims of bullying or sexual harassment in the workplace, were forced to sign ‘compromise agreements’ when they left the corporation. The deal signed by at least 20 ex-BBC employees bar them from revealing they have signed such a deal in the first place.

Pension from a 100,000 pot "halved since 1995": Annuities fall to less than 5,000 a year after rates hit record low

Pension from a 100,000 pot 'halved since 1995': Annuities fall to less than 5,000 a year after rates hit record lowReport highlights nightmare facing generation of older workersFall is due to lower interest rates on corporate bonds and gilts and rising life expectancy An annuity is income paid on monthly basis when pension pot is cashed in By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 22:41 GMT, 9 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:02 GMT, 10 January 2013 The monthly income from a pension pot of 100,000 has halved in the past 18 years, a study has warned The income from a 100,000 pension pot has more than halved in the past 18 years, a damning study reveals today. In January 1995, a 65-year-old worker could have bought himself an annuity – an income for life – of 11,380 a year. Today a man of the same age, who has worked throughout his life to save the same amount, would get an annuity of just 4,920 from an insurance company – a fall of 57 per cent

They"re taking a dashboard approach to performance: Writers of gobbledegook named and shamed in Golden Bull awards

They're taking a dashboard approach to performance: Writers of gobbledegook named and shamed in Golden Bull awards | UPDATED: 15:03 GMT, 11 December 2012 Mitt Romney was awarded the 'Foot in Mouth' award Many complain that they need a translation guide to keep up with the jargon churned out in work meetings. But, in a triumph for plain speaking, the best examples of corporate gobbledygook were today named and shamed. The worst offenders, guilty of using phrases such as 'from a spectrum of inadequacy' to 'a dashboard approach to performance' were highlighted as the culprits inflicting this nonsense on their colleagues.

Shocking panda bear hoax photo flying China Airlines business class from China to U.S. fools thousands online

The picture that fooled the internet: Photo of panda flying business class from China to America tricks thousands | UPDATED: 03:56 GMT, 10 December 2012 A shocking photograph of a panda bear flying business class on a China Airlines fight has been shared by thousands of mesmerized and astonished viewers online. But what those believers of the bunch failed to realize, the panda isn't real

Tax-scrimping exposed: "Immoral" Amazon paid just 1.8m to Treasury despite making 3.35 BILLION in sales in the UK

Tax-scrimping exposed: 'Immoral' Amazon paid just 1.8m to Treasury despite making 3.35 BILLION in sales in the UK Online giant admitted making 3.35bn in sales in Britain last year – much higher than the 207m figure that it previously showed in its UK accountsTrue extent of tax-scrimping exposed after Amazon was grilled by MPsDisproportionate payment, branded 'immoral' comes at time of austerity | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 28 November 2012 Amazon, the online giant was forced to reveal it paid just 1.8m to HMRC despite making 3.35 billion in sales in Britain The full extent of Amazon’s tax avoidance was laid bare last night after the online giant was forced to reveal it paid just 1.8m to HMRC despite making 3.35 billion in sales in Britain. The official figures amounted to a miserly 2.4 per cent tax rate which the company paid on its UK profits – details which it had been pleading to keep secret. Amazon had for years refused to disclose the closely-guarded numbers claiming they were ‘commercially sensitive’.

Tens of thousands of bogus British companies run by sham directors cheat the tax system out of millions with "aggressive evasion" practices

Exposed: The brokers cheating the tax system by helping to set up tens of thousands of bogus British companiesMore than 20,000 companies being run by only a few dozen people, BBC Panorama findsIndividuals are being paid to front businesses in tax havens they have nothing to do with – an illegal act in the UKProbe films brokers admitting more chance of winning the lottery than being caught by HMRCAnother man says about tax evasion 'we wouldn't give a monkeys' | UPDATED: 16:57 GMT, 26 November 2012 A web of tens of thousands of bogus companies set up in Britain and fronted by sham directors dotted around the globe is helping aggressive tax evaders and criminals keep millions, an investigation revealed today. An undercover BBC probe has exposed the illegal scam after they secretly filmed brokers bragging they had more chance of 'winning the lottery' than being caught by HM Revenue and Customs. Tonight's Panorama lays bare a network of at least 21,000 of these companies, headed by just a few dozen puppet managers in various obscure countries who are paid just to front the tax fiddle.