November 21st, 2012

BBC Transparency Briefing In Full

This afternoon Tory MP Alun Cairns will ask the House “that leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the British Broadcasting Corporation to publish all invoices for amounts in excess of £500 each quarter; to allow unrestricted access to the Corporation’s accounts by the National Audit Office; and for connected purposes”. The Beeb have been busy pre-emptively briefing ahead of the Ten Minute Rule Bill. Here is the briefing document in full:

That’s a no then…


59 Comments

  1. 1
    Kebab Time says:

    I wonder what they have to hide then, you would think after the Savile affair they would like to get all the skeletons out in the open!

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    • 6
      Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

      Nothing to hide, nothing to fear.

      At least that is what they tell us.

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    • 23
      Andrew "Boner" Law says:

      Hear, hear!

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      • 54
        The savant8.5 says:

        Andrew “Boner “. Brillo Pad says. :
        Yes. And don t you remember when one of my ex girlfriends cut al the fly zips off my suits before leaving me just for spite .

        That s what I call getting to first base every time

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    • 50
      CarryHole is a Hunt says:

      Don’t forget the Balen report and 28Gate.

      The BBC is naturally corrupted to it’s core, by the immoral manner in which it’s funded.

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      • 52
        BBC are buggered says:

        I hear they are sending letters to ex staff to ask for any information they may have about the saville affair mainly, but also about the effectiveness of whistle blowing procedures. Now that is going to be interesting, but at least someone in the BBC is trying to be transparent and open.
        I don’t expect anything other than the guaranteed cover up of the mountains of abuse of power reports that will undoubtedly be received. “we now have procedures in place that will prevent this reoccuring”…. missing the point that procedures need to have the will of management at all levels to apply. But that’s not the BBC management way.

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  2. 2
    Tuscan Tony says:

    Luckily it’s not the public they’re trying to hide their spending of public money from.

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    • 39
      BBC says:

      But when we work late, we are entitled to a taxi home.

      You really can’t expect us to use the night bus like ordinary people have to.

      (* Where “late” = “after 5pm” and “ordinary people” = “nurses”)

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  3. 3
    Chairman of the BBC, running for cover says:

    I will have you know that we had 15 spinmeisters, 12 PR consultants, 6 Parliamentary consultants, 10 of our own correspondents and Lord Montagu of Burliegh helping us draft this precious document

    Total cost = £2.1 million

    Tiddly poop

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  4. 4
    transparency hurts no-one says:

    £500 is too high a threshhold. I want to know how each and every penny I pay to the BBC is spent.
    Thats how I handle my home budget. So should they.

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    • 8
      License-fee dodger (since 1999) says:

      I know how they spend every penny I pay to the BBC.

      They don’t.

      But then again, I don’t watch BBC TV, or listen to their shitty radio stations, so why the f*ck should I give them any money?

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  5. 5
    George Entwistle says:

    What’s an invoice?

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  6. 7
    George Dogwhistle says:

    The BBC was much better run when I was DG

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  7. 10
    Bill says:

    if the bbc accounts were opened in full, it would open all sorts of questions so the bbc want us to pay up and not ask naughty questions.

    you might find out for instance how much is spent on lunches dining contacts and other non essential stuff it could get embarressing

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    • 12
      Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

      That will be £499.99 from now on.

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    • 24
      License-fee dodger (since 1999) says:

      You might also find out how many dozens of BBC left-wing eco scum ‘journalists’ are sent Club-class around the world to report on ‘environmental issues’.

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      • 35
        Anonymous says:

        We don’t charter thes planes you know! They are going anyway. If we wern’t in the seat it wold be empty or filled by some non entity! };-|

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        • 47
          A BBC Spokesperson says:

          It is vitally important that we send our very best investigative journalists around the world to exotic locations, in complete luxury, so they will arrive alert and refreshed after planet saving long haul flights.

          It is only by interacting at the highest level with environmental leaders, on a person to person basis, that we can report all the facts with due impartiality and honesty, to our millions of viewers and listeners.

          The BBC is aware that some critics, notably from big oil sponsored sections of the media, have created a negative talking point regarding the extravagance of the ‘carbon footprint’ our in depth reporting of this vitally serious topic generates.

          These critics are trouble making deniers, who in the main are nothing more than fruit loops and extremist nutters and should, in all fairness and all due impartiality, be shut up or ignored completely.

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      • 36
        Auntie says:

        Same goes for presenters and some interviewees, but where “around the world” = “Salford”

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  8. 11
    Fat Pang says:

    I’m all for openess, why just the other day I opend a new bank account for one of my many income revenue streams.

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  9. 13
    Don't spoil my plan says:

    So they reduced headcount by 24.4%? How many of them are now freelancers, and doing similar work, but without paying NI?

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  10. 14
    The times they are a changing says:

    How dare they, they are a Public Corporation owned by the public who are forced by the law to pay for them if they have a television, even if it’s not tuned to BBC transmissions, if the public are forced by law to pay then they should be TOLD to show their accounts, if they don’t want to show their accounts then change them to a private corporation by selling them off.

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  11. 15
    Lord Gorbals Mick says:

    My Noble friend Lord Patten has understood that when you are the boss of a tax-payer funded organisation, you should use taxpayers money to hide how we spend the cash

    I did it for years…

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  12. 16
    DG Memo says:

    To all Staff

    We all have to bear the brunt of the economic downturn, so with immediate effect it is with deep regret that I have to tell you that the purchase of Krug Clos d’Ambonnay champagne is no longer allowed. At round £1,500 per bottle it is just to much money. Also with the Tory Junta requesting that all invoices over £500 are to be seen by them from now on please only buy Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill which is around £200 a bottle.

    Sorry about this.

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  13. 17
    genghiz the kahn says:

    List of all those freelancers who happen to have taken BBC advice to set themselves up as companies?

    Today’s Supreme Court ruling on the RC church and abuse on their premises might set a precedent for the BBC and Saville.

    http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk/decided-cases/docs/UKSC_2010_0230_Judgment.pdf

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  14. 18
    IMHO says:

    If you have nothing to fear you have got nothing to hide, ha, ha, ha!. Aunty do as you wouldn’t be done by. Where is Kirsty and that bald twat when you need them?, Hogwatch.

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    • 53
      The savant8.5 says:

      Kirsty IS. The bald twat .
      They just switch hairstyles and dress to save money

      Bet you did. Nt know the beeb were that conscientious ….

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  15. 22
    grotblik says:

    Would this mean exposing the wheeze where they pay themselves via shell companies (requiring invoices) thus exposing the, perfectly legitimate yet morally questionable, tax mitigation scheme.

    If they had enough moral fibre to feel shame that might mean that they would have to pay Schedule E income tax as an employee like most of the rest of us?

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  16. 27
    Observer says:

    Why should we, the taxpayer, trust an organisation that has deliberately allowed employees to be paid in such a way that minimises they tax liability. Far lower than if they were paid as PAYE. The clean out of the BBC needs to start with the trust.

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  17. 28
    Mr Speaker says:

    I am all for an open and honest public sector, including the BBC and the HoC.

    Right have we stopped recording? OK great

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA Fucking who are they kidding? Tell em to do one. FOI I shit it.

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    Please can someone sign him up for lots of spam mail? says:

    http://twitter.com/anjemchoudary/status/271250553902866432

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    • 45
      Red Egg Millitit..... says:

      So that’s a date then? Hope he takes her to a Harvester.

      I recommend the ‘Boneless BBQ Ribs’ ….. yummy :)

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  20. 33
    Simples says:

    BTW

    How many Pilgrims are there in the BBC?

    Must be hundreds….

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  21. 37
    Boy George says:

    The BBC have offered me a huge contract to eat Mandy’s Gerbil on live television…

    They tell me it will explode the audimeter.. and that they ned this to restore their reputation…

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  22. 42
    BBC Head of Finance says:

    We have statutory auditors you know

    KPMG

    The same as “Accounting firm KPMG, (Barclays and US boutique firm Perellia Weinberg all) advised HP on the Autonomy deal”

    So you sleep in peace

    They get to the bottom of everything….

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  23. 44
    Operation Crossbow says:

    Like all the stuff they had on Savile, right now the shredders will be working overtime.

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    • 46
      Red Egg Millitit..... says:

      Rabbi Lionel Blue was always good when on Radio Two, certainly more pleasant than the other lot……. :)

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      • 49
        The savant8.5 says:

        Well. Certainly more pleasant than the cohort at radio five dead. Who since their move to socialist salford have morphed from the socialist workers party to an unreconstituted version of enver hoxha s albanian people s brigade .

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  24. 48
    The savant8.5 says:

    To re phrase my earlier question now posed several times without satisfctory response :

    Has the Lardy Lord seen fit to yet fall on his treble chins .

    If not why not .?

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  25. 55
    Peter says:

    Don’t forget the peadoes in the B B C

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  26. 56
    BBC Spokesman says:

    Just pay your BBC Poll Tax you pleb bastards.

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