John’s Motion “Let Them Eat Cake”

Let Them Eat Cake
“That the Parliament is outraged that, at a time of great financial restraint, the Sovereign Grant has been increased by £5 million and believes that this represents rank insensitivity on the part of the UK Government and demonstrates how out of touch with reality the present constitutional arrangements are.”

This week the new funding mechanism for the Monarchy has come into effect. The Sovereign Grant, which replaces the Civil list, gives 15% of the Crown Estate profits to the Monarch. This means that this year the Queen will recieve £36.1 million up from £31 million in the last year.