Royal Mint chief Chris Howard’s ₤ 45,000 costs declare

The Royal Mint’s director of bullion declared ₤ 45,000 in expenditures in 2015 for hotel stays, mixed drinks and a 50p package of chewing gum.

The Sunday Times has reported a Freedom of Information demand exposed Chris Howard invested ₤ 15,000 staying in “a few of the world’s most elegant hotels”.

It stated Mr Howard likewise invested ₤ 8,700 amusing business contacts and staff in 2015.
The Royal Mint stated his job needed him to fulfill consumers throughout the world.

In addition to declaring $14 for a mixed drink in a Las Vegas bar, The Sunday Times stated his costs exposed he likewise declared for junk food meals, tissues costing 45p and a 50p package of Wrigley’s chewing gum.

The Royal Mint has been based in Llantrisant since 1968.

The Royal Mint stated Mr Howard supplied tactical management of its bullion business, concentrating on long term international tactical development worldwide.

It stated its bullion activities had grown considerably under his management and revenue for Royal Mint Bullion had grown from ₤ 1.5 m in 2014 to ₤ 4.6 m to the end of March 2017.

The declaration continued: “Mr Howard’s commercial activities on the organisation’s behalf require regular conferences with consumers and circulation partners throughout the world, in order to grow sales.

“Business travel in the UK and abroad types a considerable part of his working time, representing the organisation as the face of Royal Mint Bullion overseas.”.

The Royal Mint, which is based in Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, is a minimal company but is owned by the federal government.

Its bullion items vary consists of gold and silver coins and bars.