The expenses bill submitted by 13 BBC Trust executives has fallen by more than 20 per cent to £62,099 for the six months to the end of March.
BBC chairman Sir Michael Lyons has made the highest claim of £16,043, while trustee Anthony Fry spent only £531 during the period. Sir Michael's expenses also included his car and driver bills totalling £14,000.
The Trust said the trustees spent nearly £20,431 on accommodation, about £12,000 on cars, more than £9,000 on flights and about £14,000 on rail travel.
A Trust spokesman said that the BBC trustees will also take an 8.3 per cent reduction in pay this year and in 2011.