NHS Quango Flights

Today the TaxPayers’ Alliance have released a damning report exposing the excessive travel expenses of NHS staff. For the first time, it can be revealed that taxpayers have forked out millions of pounds to pay for business class flights for bureaucrats in the NHS

Since 2015, staff at NHS quangos have taken at least 16,866 flights at a cost of £6.5 million - 716 of which were business class, costing taxpayers £2.2 million, and 174 premium economy flights at a cost of £241,345.

These businesses class flights are a breach of government guidance, which states that: "For international flights of over eight hours flying time, personnel should be provided with cost options for flying premium economy but may only be used with senior management agreement." (link