UK: BBC plans a Title IX-like "solution" to "the gender gap"

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'The BBC is planning to take men off radio and television programmes and replace them with women in an attempt to close the gender pay gap, The Telegraph can disclose.

But the prospect of replacing high-earning male stars when contracts come up for renewal could further open the BBC up to sex discrimination claims by male celebrities.

Lord Hall, the BBC’s director-general, has promised to end the gender pay gap by 2020, giving the corporation just three years to ensure women receive equal pay.

On Sunday, more than 40 high-profile women at the BBC wrote him an open letter demanding that he "act now" and speed up the process.

With the budget for "BBC talent" earning more than £150,000 constrained by strict spending controls, the BBC can largely only increase women’s pay by cutting men’s.'

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