Today, the BBC is publishing details of the expenses, central bookings and gifts and hospitality for Q4 January-March 2012, and the salaries as of June 2012, of its most senior managers.
Expenses and central bookings are down 4 per cent on last quarter, with particular savings on hotels, taxis and hospitality, and down 11 per cent since we first started publishing in 2009.
Today’s publication is part of our continued commitment to provide more transparency in how we are spending the Licence Fee and is our 12th expenses disclosure.
A BBC spokesperson says: “Expenses have fallen 4 per cent this quarter and remain within a range 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