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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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Under the new regime, the civil list has been replaced with the sovereign grant, which links to profits at the Crown Estate, the pounds 7billion property portfolio owned by the Queen.
The royals have felt the pinch, seeing the civil list frozen.
DAFT idea number three: Let's try to penny pinch and reduce the national debt by cutting Civil List funding to the Royal Family.
Her annual wages from the Civil List, which pay for the running of the royal household, have been frozen at pounds 7.9 million since 2000.
Palace accounts also showed that the Queen dipped into a reserve fund to boost her Civil List by Au6.5 million in 2009.
Abstract: Reforms to the civil list in the late 18th century in England sought to deny the Crown opportunities to use its civil-list funds and sinecures to buy influence in Parliament and, thereby, diminish constitutional protections for liberty.
London, June 30 (ANI): An annual account of the Royal Household's expenditure has revealed that Queen will run out of funds by 2012, her Diamond Jubilee year, unless the government increases the Civil List.
Her pounds 7.9m pay from the Government - the Civil List - is not taxed.
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.
She got pounds 643,000 from the Civil List but ran up huge overdrafts with her pounds 2m-a-year champagne lifestyle, despite being worth an estimated pounds 50m.
The revised national budget that was unveiled in Norway on Tuesday (7 May) proposes a rise in the annual civil list annuity of Crown Prince Haakon from NOK2.5m to NOK4.5m.
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