BBC Director-General’s lavish expenses claims

Mark Thompson claimed £2,206.38 on lunches, dinners and “business drinks” in 2010. Some £391.07 was claimed for drinks alone.

In a single evening evening he spent £50.50 on drinks in a luxury hotel in London.

(NB:  Although this type of data is often used by newspapers to criticise the BBC for wasting license fee payers’ money, these expenses are actually, of course, only a tiny fraction of the BBC’s budget. These figures simply serve to expose the fact that Mark Thompson, who already earns £668,000 a year, still won’t buy his own drinks.)

The BBC’s website has extensive, but hard-to-find, disclosure logs and transparency documents. You can see the documents listing all Mark Thompson’s expenses here:

More stuff on the BBC’s senior staff can be found here:

You can also view the BBC’s FOI disclosure log here:


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