Cost of sending sports pundits to sports events

Paul Vernon made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I am a licence fee payer and would like to know how much money is spent by the BBC on sending sports pundits to sporting events in both the UK and abroad per year covering the last ten years. Covering such events as the Olympics, Rugby World Cup etc.
I would like to know how much is spent on their expenses, travel and accommodation costs, their clothing budget and their wages.
I am concerned that there are too many pundits being flown around the globe at ours and the planet’s expense

Yours faithfully,
Paul Vernon

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Paul Vernon,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 1st February 2020.  We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20200169.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Paul

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

Yours sincerely

Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2A4, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane, London W12 7TP

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