I note that Chris Patten assumes that the next DG will be a man. Does that mean Caroline Thomson couldn't come back? No word on the salary to be offered. Entwistle got a 450,000 pound sterling severance fee. Seems to be a bargain compared to the banking or advertising world. Until you realise the figure is much higher than that because of pension payments. Nearer 1.3 million according to some newspapers.
Conclusions: Patten has a couple of weeks to set a few things in place before resigning.