The BBC has recently been reporting on it's own gender pay gap. In July 2017 it was revealed that Chris Evans tops list of best-paid stars with the top 7 being male. The next day the BBC announced that Male presenters could face wage cut and shortly after Female stars call on BBC 'to sort gender pay gap now' and then the BBC announces sweeping pay reviews after star salary row.
More recently the BBC China editor Carrie Gracie quits post in equal pay row and then Six male BBC presenters agree to pay cuts andJohn Humphrys says he will earn 'hugely less', and also said that he had, in fact, taken a total of three pay cuts and that "it seemed entirely proper to me that I should take a few pay cuts"
A couple of days ago, a BBC review finds 'no gender bias in on-air pay decisions', including the statement "there are "logical and non-gender related reasons" for the differences." Tony Hall said "Today's report does not find evidence of gender bias in decision-making.
Before the report was published, BBC Women... said it had "no confidence" in the PwC review. The group said it had not been consulted and felt it had "been excluded from the process".
I may be mistaken, but I would not expect an independent investigation to consult employees?
In addition, after publication, Jane Garvey, a member of BBC Women said
"The report would say that, wouldn't it? This is a PwC report commissioned by the BBC and, without being overly cynical, I might venture to suggest that the PwC has delivered the report the BBC has asked for."
Sargon of Akkad made a video on this, but unfortunately didn't link to any of the articles mentioned, so it's quite hard to confirm he is not cherry picking.
The conclusion seems unclear - an independent investigation revealed there was no gender bias in pay decisions, and Tony Hall confirmed this - but BBC Women still seem to be against the report, and it is assumed that the male stars are still receiving substantial pay cuts.
Is there any more evidence around this which clears things up?