Clothing allowances for the BBC Chairman and Director General

A Willmore made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I note the contents of the latest BBC Annual Report ( and in particular the photographs of the Chairman and Director General shown on pages 10 and 12 respectively.

Despite their elevated positions in a multi-billion pound international organisation with influence across the globe, I note that neither gentleman is wearing a tie and both sport a casual jacket and open neck shirt. Mr Davie in particular has previous form in this regard.

Can you tell me, please, if the BBC provides any clothing allowances to Messrs Sharp and Davie and, if so, what sums are involved?

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Mr A Willmore

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr A Willmore,

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The reference number for your request is RFI20211126.

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Dear Mr Wilmore,


Please find attached our response to your request for information
reference RFI20211126.


Yours sincerely,


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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Many thanks for your response. As a licence tax payer I am pleased to find that Davie pays for his own jeans and trainers. It is a shame he looks so ridiculous while wearing them.

Yours sincerely,

Mr A Willmore