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Bogg publishes his expenses

Finance | Celina Ribeiro | 22 Jun 2009

Bogg's full expenses breakdown:

2008-2009

  • Travel - Dandering round the country, hither and tither £4,003.84
  • Croissants - £343.08
  • Surveillance on H------ C------£1,004.64
  • Legal notices served to Met Office £450.00
  • ------- ------ ------- £0.49
  • Manicure/wax and polish for personal umbrella £48.00
  • Book on summoning rain through chanting £6.99
 

The spoof umbrella chief for umbrellas, Robin Bogg, has told the cybercommunity that he claimed £5,857.04 in expenses last year.

His announcement follows the lead of Hubert Carrington at the National Canopy and Visor Organisation (NCVO) and Steve Crikey at Canopy Finance Directors’ Group (CFDG) who disclosed their expense claims at the request of Canopy Finance last week. Bogg did so while vacationing in Ireland to escape the sunny weather and the expenses row.

In his latest blog, Bogg criticised his fellow umbrellas chiefs for “complying without a whimper”.

“I am thoroughly sick of the expenses row that has been rumbling along,” he said, “fuelled by my pig-headed refusal to disclose my expenses.

“I have got nothing to hide but surely that is for me to decide not the press.

“Anyway, Canopy Finance has now got a hold of my expenses claim for 2008…no point being secretive about it now.”

Bogg’s expenses breakdown is outlined in the box opposite. 

Bogg’s press secretary said the scans have been edited to remove information which could cause serious confidence issues and raise questions about the umbrella chief, his staff and other third parties.

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