Wednesday 21 April 2010

Taxi dependency at the BBC

I suppose it’s hardly surprising that the BBC is either indifferent or hostile to cycling, bearing in mind that it is run by executives on bloated salaries who claim that luxury air travel and taxis are essential for the important jobs they do. You know, like being ‘director of vision’.

A trio of BBC executives ran up more than £12,000 in taxi claims on expenses between them in a three-month period, new figures showed.

They include a total of £4,862 in fares by BBC director of vision Jana Bennett.

Ms Bennett, who is paid a salary of £412,000, claimed £675 in a two-day period in November for journeys within the UK.