[Diggers350] Queen to receive government ‘bailout’ to top up income after Crown Estate hit by economic slump

Gill Barron gill at ipaint.org.uk
Mon Sep 28 10:19:47 BST 2020

I agree with Shane -- and I appreciate Tony's efforts in trawling the
media so that I don't have to. These posts frequently shed an
interesting side-light on current events. Mostly harmless -- what's the
fuss about?
On 27/09/2020 20:50, shane wrote:

> ooh i think that a bit too critical. Although i don't agree with every
> post i'm grateful for Tony's time and experience in finding things out
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> The unsubscribe button not working surely does not equate to a 'lack of
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> Shane
> On 27/09/2020 19:17, Ian wrote: He's been running the list for a long time, so I suppose his lack of basic integrity is a lifelong 
> thing.
> Ian 
> On 27 Sep 2020 at 14:21, Alison Banville via Diggers35 wrote:
> Lord, I've unsubscribed multiple times, asked Gosling personally to unsubscribe 
> me when the emails kept coming, to which he responded by telling me to click 
> unsubscribe, and I've informed him I'm still getting these damn emails. He really 
> seems to be lacking the basic integrity needed to run an email list. 
> On Saturday, 26 September 2020, 01:15:15 BST, Tony Gosling <tony at cultureshop.org.uk> 
> wrote:
> Queen to receive government 
> `bailout´ to top up income after 
> Crown Estate hit by economic slump
> https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/queen-bailout-coronavirus-sovereign-grant-royal-f
> amily-b572508.html
> `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 
> family."
> 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 
> fall.
> 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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