BBC blew £350,000 of licence-fee payers' cash on unused taxis, train fares and hotel stays in the last five years
The BBC has blown an eye-watering £350,000 on unused taxis, train fares and hotel stays in the last five years alone, figures have revealed.
The broadcaster spent more than £273,000 on 5,455 train tickets, £64,800 on 600 hotel rooms and £25,000 on 1,631 taxi journeys - all of which were unused by its globetrotting staff.
The BBC said cancelling travel is often inevitable given the nature of its 24-hour global operation.
On average, the cost of an unused taxi journey is £15, a cancelled train far is £50 and an abandoned hotel stay is £100.