Taxpayers' £1m bill 'for civil servants to hum along to Miley': Royalties paid so civil servants can listen to the radio at work
The highest spender is the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). The agency has paid out an £552,012 in royalties since 2009 so the radio can be played in its 299 driving test centres, 87 testing stations and one enforcement office.
So primarily for the public.
Another big spender is Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs, which has paid out £141,632.81 since 2009 for hold music, but says it will cut the bill
Which the staff can't hear.
A DVSA spokesman said: ‘Listening to the radio helps to keep our examiners up to date with local news, traffic and weather conditions, which can all affect the delivery of our services. It also gives driving test candidates a more relaxing environment in which to wait.
So not to entertain the staff.
None of the many HMRC offices I've worked at even had a radio. What office wants radios blaring away when the staff spend half their time on the phone? Totally unprofessional.
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