Thursday Jun 30, 2022
Britain’s royal family has sparked cost-of-living crisis post-pandemic as Buckingham Palace’s expenditure soared to record high last year..
According to the details provided by the monarch’s Keeper of the Privy Purse, Sir Michael Stevens, yesterday, around £102.4 million were spent last year which marks a rise of 17 per cent from the previous year.
Most of the expenditure amount was spent on the major ten-year programme of the ongoing renovation of Buckingham Palace.
It was reported that around £54.6 million - a 41 per cent increase in spending, was siphoned off by the renovations alone.
The Sovereign Grant Report also showed a spike in the travel costs of the royal family from £1.3m to £4.5m after the in-person royal visits resumed after the pandemic.
Royal finances expert Norman Baker stated, “The Government should have a complete rethink of how taxpayers’ money is allocated to the Royal Family.
“We have no say in how the royals choose to use private jets or helicopters, which are all paid for out of the public purse, and while ordinary people are struggling it isn’t right.”