Aun­tie’s £1.3m taxis bill

Daily Star - - News -

THE BBC forks out half a mil­lion pounds ev­ery year – on taxis.

The cor­po­ra­tion spent more than £1.3mil­lion of li­cence fee-pay­ers’ money on cabs over three years.

The bill was re­leased un­der free­dom of in­for­ma­tion laws – but it does not in­clude any fares for those work­ing in “jour­nal­ism, art or lit­er­a­ture”.

John O’Con­nell, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Tax­Pay­ers’ Al­liance, said: “The BBC has to start spend­ing money more ef­fi­ciently or sym­pa­thy for the out­dated TV Tax will con­tinue to wane.”

How­ever, a BBC spokesman said: “The ma­jor­ity of pro­duc­tion-re­lated travel is to get guests and con­trib­u­tors to stu­dios.”

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