Total exec expenses in the quarter to the end of last year saw expenses hit £206,401 compared to £139,000.
The BBC is claiming that the costs are unavoidable. But some of the costs - £126 on a taxi for marketing boss Philip Almond to attend an anniversary event - and other miscellaneous expenses claimed - look careless. (Taxi fares currently have hit almost £33,000 in total.)
One BBC exec on a six-figure salary claimed the best part of £400 when his holiday was cancelled. Adrian Van Klaveren, on £193,150 as of June last year, claimed £387.50 for a "cancelled holiday to return to work during Jimmy Savile issue", claims the Press Gazette.
Bus pass"Due to a leading editorial role dealing with exceptional circumstances Adrian was required to return early from annual leave," said the paper. Van Klaveren was the former controller of BBC Radio 5 Live but left Radio 5 last year following the Pollard Report into the Savile scandal.
(London resident Alan Yentob though is 66 and therefore eligible for his free London over 60s bus pass.) The story on BBC expenses is now updated regularly every three months because the BBC Trust has agreed to publish claims quarterly in an effort to be more transparent.
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