The expenses savings at the corporation are impressive. Couldn’t they have happened earlier?
You can always look forward, like most hardened BBC bashers, and note that expenses for the corporation’s top managers topped £168,000 in the last quarter of full disclosure. Profligacy as usual. Or you can proudly assert, in the BBC’s defence, that this figure is 18% down year-on-year, with flights down 28% and the ravening monster of taxis 29%. Great progress. But is there a balance somewhere, looking back and forward? Perhaps, as taxis stand idle outside Broadcasting House, in wondering how so much can be cut so swiftly – and asking why it wasn’t done long, long ago?
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