The BBC has been criticised by the Commons Public Accounts Committee and MP's over its excessive pay-out to former BBC director general George Entwistle - who quit in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal – saying it was a "cavalier" use of money.

Entwistle was paid £450,000 after just 54 days in the job. Which the BBC said was made, in order to ensure he left quickly, and was the best available in the circumstances. A payment however which the Commons Committee said was out of line with public expectation.

MPs also criticised the benefits and severance packages for other senior staff at the corporation as "excessively generous" –meanwhile the Jimmy Savile investigation is still on going.

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