Looks like it's been a bumper day for corrections. Are the Mail using the Olympics as a good time to bury bad news?
On 27 June 2012 we published a report about the well-known fashion stylist Mark Heyes and his position with ITV following discussions regarding product placement. There was no intention on our part to suggest that Mr Heyes was suspended. We are also happy to clarify that Mr Heyes, along with other presenters, was simply reminded by ITV of what he should and should not do to ensure compliance with OFCOM’s requirements regarding undue prominence and product placement. We did not intend to suggest that Mr Heyes had in any way acted improperly and we apologise to him if any contrary impression was given.
Our article of 17 June 2012 incorrectly stated that Chris Hemsworth was pictured with his grandmother. The woman was not his grandmother but his publicist. We are happy to clarify the position.
Further to an article on former Prime Minister allowances we are happy to clarify that Gordon Brown’s allowance goes directly to office and staff costs involved in responding to his duties as a former Prime Minister. His only personal income is his salary as an elected MP and he renounced the pension he was entitled to as a former PM.
A front page story and editorial comment on July 23 wrongly suggested that the BBC was instructing its staff to set up personal service companies in order to avoid or evade paying the correct amount of tax.
While it is true that the BBC have asked hundreds of workers to set up personal service companies, we accept that neither the BBC, nor its Chief Financial Officer, Zarin Patel, have told members of its payroll (or freelancers) to avoid or evade tax and apologise to them for any such suggestion.
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So they are still having to correct their story about Gordon Brown's allowances, is this the second or third attempt at trying to correct this particular smear. I love the way that they claimed that Chris Hemsworth's publicist was actually his granny.