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Sovereign Grant Act 2011

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The Sovereign Grant Act 2011 (c. 15) is the Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which introduced the Sovereign Grant, the payment which is paid annually to the monarch by the government in order to fund the monarch's official duties. It was the biggest reform to the finances of the British royal family since the inception of the Civil List in 1760.[1]

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Sovereign Grant Act 2011
Long titleAn Act to make provision for the honour and dignity of the Crown and the Royal Family; make provision about allowances and pensions under the Civil List Acts of 1837 and 1953; and for connected purposes.
Introduced byJustine Greening, Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Commons)
Lord Sassoon, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury (Lords)
Royal assent18 October 2011
Commencement1 April 2012
Other legislation
  • Civil List Audit Act 1816
  • Civil List Act 1937
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended