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civil list

in the constitutional law of the UK, money paid to certain members of the royal family. The monarch surrenders for life all hereditary revenues, with the exception of those of the duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster, to form part of the consolidated fund. In exchange, the Crown is paid the civil list, being sums required for the royal household and the privy purse, which pays employees' pensions and the expenses of Sandringham and Balmoral.

CIVIL LIST. The sum which is yearly paid by the state to its monarch, and the domains of which he is suffered to have the enjoyment.

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Sir Alan Reid, Keeper of the Privy Purse, said: "The Royal Household is acutely aware of the difficult economic climate and took early action to reduce its Civil List expenditure by 2.
He said: "The amount provided by the Civil List has remained unchanged over the last 20 years at pounds 7.
The Civil List, which pays for the running of the Royal Household, has not increased in the last 20 years, and at the moment any request for an increase in funds would be difficult to tackle, as UK is suffering from the global economic crisis- the worst since the Second World War.
Last year, the Civil List was less than pounds 40m and the income from the Crown Estates about pounds 118m, giving a profit of about pounds 70m to you and me.
The Civil List is the sum approved by the Commons to meet the official expenses of the Queen's household.
The Chancellor said: "The amount provided by the Civil List has remained unchanged over the last 20 years at pounds 7.
I can announce that, with the full agreement of the Queen, the Civil List will remain frozen at pounds 7.
Rooney has every right to do as he wishes regarding the National anthem - we do not have a choice about paying our taxes towards the civil list, though our Royals can fly aircrafts for jollies when our troops are in dire need of this type of aircraft.
In fact, it's strange that George Osborne, in his pounds 6 billion cutback speech didn't tell us how many millions are to be cut from the Civil List, that uses our hard-earned cash to keep the Royal Family and her useless brood in luxury.
5bn of crown properties topped up by the civil list, for which we pay, they are completely incapable of understanding the realities faced by the ordinary working citizens, struggling to cope with unemployment, short-time working, retaining their homes, while trying to feed and clothe their families and themselves.
In a response to a request for information, a spokesman for shadow chancellor George Osborne has said funds for health and international development obligations would be safeguarded, as they have already indicated, but there would be no assurances for other areas including the Civil List.
The land may belong to the Crown Estates but, in 1760, King George III gave the Crown Estates to the state in return for the civil list.