Royals cost the taxpayer £40m

#1
The BBC reports that the monarchy costs each and every one of us 66 pence a day.
Linky here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7477222.stm
The report states “the maintenance of palaces was to remain at £15m each year for the next three years.” This is deplorable in my opinion. Should we as a nation pay more ?

Could not companies make “sponsorship “ available ie General George to supply carpets , have you seen the state of some of them,
Dulux, for interior paint work
..and so on

WW
 
#3
As a trade off for the Royals being funded in this way all the income from Crown Estates go direct to the Treasury. Somewhere around the £200 million per annum mark I believe.
We could always stop this system and allow them to keep the income from their own property and loose a fair bit of cash out of the bargain.
Personally I consider it excellent value for money.
 
#4
To be honest it'll be a lot more than £40 million, but it's a decent price to pay for what the country gets, places like the USA would love to have royalty.

As for the Royal estates, to be fair they do get to keep some of it, i think the £200 million is actually the tax coming back in from the money made.
 
#7
Dunservin said:
wheelchairwarrier said:
The BBC reports that the monarchy costs each and every one of us 66 pence a day...
I think you'll find that's actually 66 pence per year.
And worth every penny!
 
#10
vandyke said:
Money well spent,
Would be interestng to find how much the MP's cost us each year

Do you mean in actual cash that they take out of the country or the actual amount of the UK that they give away to their mates in industry, the first figure will be a fortune, the second will be frightening.
 

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#13
halo_jones said:
66 pence a day cheap as chips i wonder what liabour costs us a day .... SWAG tadge more
Is your chippy near bye it's £1 60 a bag up here
66p a day is nothing really I don't even notice it

I saw Prince Charles and Prince Edward last week and for those two to be so brave as to win all those medals they were wearing I say Gawd bless em and long may it continue

My cap is doffed
 
#16
Happy to pay 66p for the Royal Family. Less than happy to pay for Mohammed "Look at me I'm an attention whore" Fayed to level all sorts of ridiculous charges against them. Unhappy to pay £150,000 expenses and £65,000 salary for my local (hah, he lives thirty miles away) waste-of-space MP, who voted for the ban on fox-hunting, against Trident and is a liberal handwringer.
 
#17
wheelchairwarrier said:
The BBC reports that the monarchy costs each and every one of us 66 pence a day.
Linky here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7477222.stm
The report states “the maintenance of palaces was to remain at £15m each year for the next three years.” This is deplorable in my opinion. Should we as a nation pay more ? ...
I find that story irritating. IMO the BBC have been quite selective in the way they reported that and very biased. The cost to UK taxpayers is tiny for what we get. Increased tourism and some marvelous old historic buildings.

God save the queen!
 
#18
Absolute bargain, 66p a year. not far off what I have to pay every DAY in TV licence fees to keep those idiots in jobs at the BBC making programmes that are too dire to watch.

The Royal Family are not a business, they don't need to show a return on invetsment, they are a national treasure although they earn us far more respect overseas than these costly alliances we have with the USA or Europe.

A lot more money and respect is due to our Royal Family, I'm proud of them.
 

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LE
Book Reviewer
#19
halo_jones said:
66 pence a day cheap as chips i wonder what liabour costs us a day .... SWAG tadge more
ER, no, Wishful - you've got that wrong sweetie - that's 66p PER YEAR, not per day.

Yes, that's right, less than the tax you will pay on ONE litre of petrol.

God Save the Queen.
 
#20
Its worth the 66p a year just for Phil the Greek and you get all the other royals thrown in for good measure..Its probably the best value in the country at the moment.
 

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