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Brooks gets £10.8m pay-off

Thursday 13 December 2012 6:00

Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News International, was paid £10.8m after she resigned, it was reported yesterday.

The figure, compensation for loss of office, appeared in the company's accounts,

Mrs Brooks resigned in July 2011 shortly after the News of the World closed because of phone hacking allegations.

The accounts for the year to July 2012 also show the group set aside £17.5m to cover legal fees and damages.

That figure relates to existing claims only, and could rise in the future if it receives more, News International said.