BBC spends more than £600,000 at the Holiday Inn
The BBC has spent more than £600,000 at the Holiday Inn near its new headquarters in Manchester.
The cost includes more than 24,000 train journeys and at least 500 flights Photo: REX
By Richard Eden
7:22AM BST 13 May 2012
Licence-fee payers may be counting the cost of the BBC’s move to its new £200 million headquarters in Manchester, but one hotelier is cracking open the champagne.
Mandrake can disclose that the corporation has spent more than £600,000 at the Holiday Inn, Salford, since the start of 2011. “The total spend was £608,869,” confirms a BBC spokesman.
Last month, it was reported that the public-service broadcaster had spent more than £2 million on travel costs between London and the North West, including more than 24,000 train journeys and at least 500 flights, despite promising to employ more people locally.
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13 May 2012
13 May 2012