#AceNewsReport – June.30: BBC splurges MILLIONS on private healthcare for fat-cats – and YOU’RE paying
Shocking new figures show broadcasting bosses spent an eye-watering £553,000 on insurance policies from Bupa last year alone.
It means 322 pampered BBC employees – mostly managers – receive access to world-class healthcare, with hard-up taxpayers left to foot the bill.
The staggering cost comes despite the BBC stopping offering the package to new members of staff five years ago.
The BBC admitted just two years ago the cost to the taxpayer was a third higher.
The figures, obtained under Freedom of Information laws, have provoked outrage at a time when the corporation faces pressure to slash costs.
Harry Davis, campaign manager at the Taxpayers’ Alliance pressure group, attacked the BBC’s lavish spending.
He said: “It’s crazy that the BBC continues to spend thousands of pounds of licence fee payers’ cash on private healthcare for…
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