The BBC says it will publish the salaries of its top executives, amid a clamor in Britain for more openness about how taxpayers' money is spent.

Director-general Mark Thompson says the state-funded broadcaster will publish the full salaries and expenses of its top 100 earners and decision-makers.

The BBC said Thursday it will reveal its total expenditure on star actors and presenters, but would keep the individual salaries of top talent secret.

British public opinion has been outraged by leaked details of lawmakers' expenses claims.

The government has vowed to clean up politics and some legislators have quit or paid back large sums of money after revelations that they claimed for everything from home repairs to cookies.