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The Queen, the Royal Family, and MPs with second homes should be liable to pay bedroom tax just like other benefit claimants.
The Crown Estate is not – and never has been – the personal property of the Royals. These guys live in social housing and should be liable to pay Bedroom Tax.
Yet instead, the Queen gets £5 million raise in household expenses, and MPs, well, let's not even go there... Buckingham Palace alone has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
Then there is Windsor Castle, Balmoral Castle and the rest of them.
We simply demand equal treatment for those who receive benefits, including the Queen, the Royal Family, and the MPs.
he Sovereign Grant Act 2011 (c. 15) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is the biggest reform to the finances of the British Royal Family since the inception of the civil list in 1760. The Act consolidates three previous funding sources (the civil list paid by the Exchequer, grant-in-aid for royal travel paid by the Department for Transport and grant-in-aid for the maintenance of royal palaces paid by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport) into a single payment, called "Sovereign Grant". The Sovereign Grant will be subject to accountability auditing by the National Audit Office. Funding to the Royal Household will be treated more similarly to funding for other government departments, unlike previous civil list payments. The Sovereign Grant came into force on 1 April 2012
Originally posted by pheonix358
The other side of the coin is in how many visitors they bring to Great Britain. Tourism is a very large industry in Britain and the Royals are responsible for a great deal of it. They also employ many people that would otherwise not have jobs and that extends all through the tourism industry.
You may end up cutting off your nose to spite your face.