February is continuing where January left off with another bad day for the BBC. The Times has obtained internal figures from the BBC via a FOI request. It turns out that 493 staff - many of them senior - are paid above the maximum allowed in their salary bands - "a situation that is meant to be permitted only under exceptional circumstances". The paper's Matthew Moore adds that this revelation "will increase tensions at the BBC, where 450 news staff are soon due to lose their jobs in a drive to save £80 million". Oh dear.