BBC facing a backlash over expense claims

THE BBC looks set to become the next target of public anger over expenses, after deciding not to reveal how much its executives spend on entertaining its top stars.<br /><br />The state-funded broadcaster will publish the claims of its senior executives, which top &pound;1,000 a month in some cases, but will redact the most sensitive parts under an exemption in the freedom of information act that allows it to withhold information related to &ldquo;journalism, art or literature&rdquo;.<br /><br />BBC sources told City A.M. that Mark Thompson called an emergency meeting of his top managers yesterday lunchtime and decided to bring forward the publication of the claims. They could come as early as today.