Auntie’s £1.3m taxis bill
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executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “The BBC has to start spending money more efficiently or sympathy for the outdated TV Tax will continue to wane.”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.”