The BBC has come under fire after new figures showed spending on taxis for staff at its Broadcasting House headquarters has soared by nearly 60 per cent.

A Freedom of Information Request has shown it spent £116,000 on fares in 2013-14 – compared with £73,000 in 2012-13.

Critics say employees should turn to public transport more after the cost of transporting staff to and from the building went up by more than £40,000.

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