[Diggers350] Queen to receive government ‘bailout’ to top up income after Crown Estate hit by economic slump
ian.stardust at freedomnetwork.org.uk
Sun Sep 27 19:17:12 BST 2020
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> On Saturday, 26 September 2020, 01:15:15 BST, Tony Gosling <tony at cultureshop.org.uk>
> Queen to receive government
> `bailout´ to top up income after
> Crown Estate hit by economic slump
> `This royal bailout will be tough to stomach for
> people who love the Queen but have lost their
> jobs,´ says Tax Justice UK
> Adam Forrest at adamtomforrest 1 day ago 18 comments
> Boris Johnson´s government has confirmed it will top up the Queen´s income following a
> significant slump in the Crown Estate´s revenue during the coronavirus crisis.
> The royal family takes in rental receipts from shops in London´s Regent Street, alongside malls
> and retail parks around the country - but the value of its portfolio has fallen by more than £500m
> since the pandemic hit.
> The Treasury said it would provide the estate with extra money to meet any shortfall in profits and
> make sure the Queen´s sovereign grant remains at its current level.
> "In the event of a reduction in the Crown Estate´s profits, the sovereign grant is set at the same
> level as the previous year," a spokesperson said told The Independent.
> "The revenue from the Crown Estate helps pay for our vital public services - over the last 10
> years it has returned a total of £2.8bn to the Exchequer. The sovereign grant funds the official
> business of the monarchy, and does not provide a private income to any member of the royal
> More details on the next sovereign grant are expected to be set out on Friday - but legislation
> governing the formula prevents the overall amount given to the Queen from ever being allowed to
> Graham Smith, of the anti-monarchy campaign group Republic, described it as a "golden ratchet",
> adding: "Once the grant goes up it can never come down, and the taxpayer loses out."
> Robert Palmer, the head of Tax Justice UK, added: "This royal bailout will be tough to stomach for
> people who love the Queen but have lost their jobs and businesses during the pandemic."
> Any profits made by the Crown Estate are passed to the Treasury which, in turn, hands 25 per
> cent of the profits back to the Queen through the sovereign grant.
> However, the Crown Estate announced last week a fall in the value of its rental portfolio by £55m
> to £13.4bn - a drop of 1.2 per cent.
> An agreement with the Treasury means the estate has begun making "staggered" revenue
> payments to the government.
> Dan Labbad, the Crown Estate´s chief executive, said: "The current economic and market
> disruption has led us to take the precaution, with the agreement of the Treasury, of implementing
> a staged process for the payment of the whole of our net revenue profit."
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