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Taxpayers' £1m bill 'for civil servants to hum along to Miley':

TORPC
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Taxpayers' £1m bill 'for civil servants to hum along to Miley':

[quote= http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2681944/Taxpayers-1m-bill-civil-servants-hum-Miley-Royalties-paid-civil-servants-listen-radio-work.html]Taxpayers are footing a bill of nearly £1 million so that civil servants can listen to the radio at work.
Government departments and quangos have been using public money to pay music royalties to allow staff to listen to music in the office.
Some have paid royalties for the banal music played when callers ring switchboards and are put on hold – even though royalty-free music is available.

How many mouths can that feed ?Huh
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itsme
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Re: Taxpayers' £1m bill 'for civil servants to hum along to Miley':

Putting the music on hold to one side they have a choice of paying the PPL or banning radios in the workplace and enforcing it.
Several years ago I warned the top management that if they allowed radios in the workplace that they require a PPL They said they didn't. Roll on a few years when the PAT requirements came in and I reminded them again because they had logged the radios and a couple of weeks later the PPL were being displayed.
itsme
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Re: Taxpayers' £1m bill 'for civil servants to hum along to Miley':

Just remembered that a friend that have a car showroom use to make a music loop and had a PPL inspector sitting and logging the music being played. He sat there all day even though the loop was less than hour long.