BBC executives have been piling on pounds, with the taxpayer picking up the tab.
Do you get the feeling that these people are having a joke at our expense....literally.
Doesn't "internal hospitality" sound a little rude?
From the Telegraph....
The latest round of BBC expenses, released today, showed that the corporation's creative director Alan Yentob charged the licence fee payer nearly £1,600 for an "executive Christmas dinner".
Details of BBC executives and top earners' expenses were disclosed last month, and showed that the board claimed a total of £350,000, including more than £2,000 to fly director general Mark Thompson's family home from holiday in the wake of the Andrew Sachs row.
Ben Stephenson, the BBC's head of drama commissioning, spent £309 on eight candles by designer Jo Malone as gifts recognising "outstanding" contributions to BBC drama.
Mr Yentob, who earns between £310,000 and £340,000, also claimed £160 for a dinner to discuss Nigella Lawson's contract, £60 on "internal hospitality" for a meeting to discuss his own career, and even £10 for a new mobile phone cover.