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Encyclopedia > Civil List

A civil list is a list of individuals to whom money is paid by the government. An example of Money. ...

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United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom the civil list is the sum that covers most expenses associated with the Sovereign's performing of his or her state duties, including those for staffing, state visits, public engagements, official entertainment, and upkeep of the Royal Households. In all the medieval monarchies of western Europe the general system of government sprang from, and centred in, the royal household. ...


Formerly, the monarch met all official expenses from hereditary revenues, including the profits of the Crown Estate. It was created in 1660, but in 1760 the new king, George III agreed to surrender the hereditary revenues of the Crown in return for the Civil List - this arrangement continues today. In modern times, the profits surrendered from the Crown Estate have by far exceeded the Civil List and Grants-in-Aid provided to the monarch. For example, surplus from the Crown Estate produced aprox. £184.8 million for the Treasury in the financial year 2003 – 2004, whereas parliamentary funding for the monarch was aprox. £36.8 million during the same period. These funds include the Civil List, Annuities, Grants in Aid, and funding paid directly by government departments. Crown land is a designated land belonging to the Crown, the equivalent of an entailed estate that passed with the monarchy and could not be alienated from it. ... // Events January 1 - Colonel George Monck with his regiment crosses from Scotland to England at the village of Coldstream and begins advance towards London in support of English Restoration. ... 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738–29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ...


In 2000, a £35.3 million reserve was carried over from the 1990 - 2000 civil list. The reserve was created from surpluses caused by low inflation and the efforts of the monarch and her staff to make the palace more efficient. The monarch continues to own the Crown Estate, but cannot sell it; instead, the estate must continue to pass from one Sovereign to the next. This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


For the period of 2000 - 2010, the civil list has continued to be fixed at £7,900,000 (GBP) annually, the same as was established in 1990. This article is about the year 2000. ... 2010 (MMX) will be a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ISO 4217 Code GBP User(s) United Kingdom Inflation rate 2. ... This article is about the year. ...


Only the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh receive funding from the Civil List. The Duke receives £359,000 per year. The state duties and staff of other members of the Royal Family are funded from a Parliamentary Annuity, the amount of which is repaid by the Queen from the monies put into the Privy Purse from income from the Duchy of Lancaster. Money from the Privy Purse also goes towards royal charities, including the Chapel Royal. In the past, the UKs Civil Government day-to-day costs were paid for by the Sovereign under normal circumstances, the monies in this Public Purse being raised by from the income of the Crown Estate lands and holdings. ... A not-so-nice duchy. ... The Chapel Royal did not originally refer to a building but an establishment in the Royal Household. ...


Private personal expenditure is met from private sources of income.


Canada

In Canada the civil list was a common term during the pre-confederation period when it caused much controversy. The Canadian civil list referred to the payment for all officials on the government payroll. Great controversy arose as to whether the list would be controlled by the Governor or by the Legislative Assembly. The Assembly demanded control of all money matters, while the Governors worried that if the Assembly was given this power then certain positions would be delisted. Eventually under the Baldwin-Lafontaine government a compromise was reached with Lord Elgin. // French vs. ... A governor is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the Head of state; furthermore the title applies to officials with a similar mandate as representatives of a chartered company which has... Robert Baldwin (12 May 1804 – 9 December 1858), Canadian statesman, was born at York (now Toronto). ... Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine. ... James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine (July 20, 1811 - November 20, 1863) was a British colonial administrator and diplomat, best known as Governor General of the Province of Canada and Viceroy of India. ...


The term civil list is no longer commonly used to describe the payment of civil servants in Canada.


New Zealand

Civil List is the term used to describe the funds provided for the Governor-General. Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ...


External links

  • BBC Royal Accounts 2002
  • The price of monarchy: two pints of milk (Stephen Bates, Guardian, 25 June 2004)
  • Royal financial reports 2003/2004 (royal.gov.uk)
  • Civil List (royal.gov.uk)

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Civil list - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (515 words)
In the United Kingdom the civil list is the sum that covers most expenses associated with the Sovereign's performing of his or her state duties, including those for staffing, state visits, public engagements, official entertainment, and upkeep of the Royal Households.
In Canada the civil list was a common term during the pre-confederation period when it caused much controversy.
Civil List is the term used to describe the funds provided for the Governor-General.
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