The bloated corporation, which costs the licence fee payer £145.50 a year, also spent more than £50,000 on cabs that were left waiting for clients with the meter running.

The figures, released following a Freedom of Information request, show that in 2015 the corporation spent £23,000 of licence fee-payers’ money on more than 1,500 taxis it never used.

Reported by the Express. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.