BBC expenses and central bookings down 8 per cent on last year

Date: 06.12.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.06
Category: Corporate
Today, the BBC is publishing details of expenses, central bookings and gifts and hospitality for Q1 April-June 2012.

Expenses and central bookings are up 1% on last quarter, but down 8% on the year. Taxi costs in particular have come down by 20% this quarter and are down 57% since publication began in 2009.

We are committed to providing more transparency in how we are spending the Licence Fee and this is our 13th expenses disclosure.

The latest quarterly expenses for the period are available here

A BBC spokesperson says: "Expenses have risen by 1% this quarter but are down 8% on the previous year. They remain within a range that is proportionate to running a media organisation of this size. We continue to be mindful of how we spend public money and to drive down costs wherever possible."

Notes to Editors

The BBC has been publishing the salaries and expenses of the most senior managers since Autumn 2009.

The senior managers on the list are those who are paid over £150k and/or those who sit on the BBC’s main boards.

BBC Press Office