Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

The BBC paid a total of £1,171,866 in car allowances to 216 people in Senior Manager car allowances (some of whom were not on SM grade) in the financial year to 31 March 2016, according to Freedom of Information request RFI20160991.

Please update the overall numbers for the financial year to 31 March 2017. Please also say how much News Division paid in car allowance, in total and broken down separately for Network News, English Regions, World Service (excl Monitoring) and Monitoring.

Please state additionally how many people on SM grades were not in receipt of the car allowance; how many people not on SM grades were in receipt of the car allowance; and whether car allowance has been awarded to any new recipients since the previous FoI.

Furthermore, in the 2016/17 financial year please say how many individuals had car allowance removed on taking up a new post and how they were recompensed; specifically, please confirm that none in this situation suffered a reduction in total remuneration.

Yours faithfully,

Spencer Count

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Spencer,

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 06 May 2017.  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 RFI20170693.

Kind regards,

The Information Policy & Compliance Team
Workplace & Information Rights, BBC Legal
BC2 A5, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]

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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Is there any progress to report? This request, which I make annually, is now overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Spencer Count

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Mr Count,


Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20170693.


Yours sincerely


BBC Information Policy and Compliance

Room BC2 A4

Broadcast Centre

White City


W12 7TS



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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Thank you, much obliged.

Yours sincerely,

Spencer Count

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