Now it’s the Beer-BC!

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THE booze bill at the BBC soared by 24 per cent last year – with cash spent on BEER rock­et­ing by 58 per cent.

In 2015, the an­nual al­co­hol bill – paid for by TV li­cence pay­ers – at the Beeb was £27,640, but last year it shot up to £34,332.

The fig­ures re­vealed that the BBC spend­ing on beer shot up from £6,110 in 2015 to £9,661 last year.

One vet­eran BBC worker said he had seen the booze cul­ture ‘come and go’, but that it ap­peared to be ‘on the up’.

He said: “It used to be cham­pagne all round and then that all came to a crash­ing end with the cham­pagne ban.

“Most of us were quite happy switch­ing to sparkling wine or beer, al­though some peo­ple did grouse about it.”

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