BBC executive Caroline Thomson spends £2,800 on taxis

That’s what poor, dumbed down, isolated, people see every day, thieving MPs, fat cats, gambling bankers bailed-out by tax-payers, bombing a million pound missiles a go everywhere ….

A senior BBC executive has increased her spending on taxi fares despite the corporation’s efforts to cut back overheads, new figures reveal.


Source:, Aug 11 2011

Chief operating officer Caroline Thomson, one of the corporation’s biggest cab users, claimed £2,814 on cars in a three-month period – £100 up on the previous quarter.

The claims, for quarter four of the past financial year, were disclosed as the BBC said expenses claims were down overall on the previous year.

It also pointed out the number of senior managers and the amount they are paid has been reduced.

Ms Thomson – who receives a salary of £307,000 – had claimed £2,715.59 for the previous quarter.

For the full financial year she ran up a total taxi bill of £10,381, the newly-disclosed expense claims show.


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