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So now William and Catherine won't be working, will they be subject to the bedroom tax?

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ssd Thu 12-Sep-13 18:26:14


ssd Thu 12-Sep-13 19:09:51

so you've met them JakeBullet?

exoticfruits Thu 12-Sep-13 19:11:01

Of course, charities will turn them down and tell them they are not needed!

ssd Thu 12-Sep-13 19:11:53

posted by exoticfruits Thu 12-Sep-13 19:00:00

"They will be bringing enormous sums in for charities. This is a very ignorant thread."

This is a very ignorant post.

motherinferior Thu 12-Sep-13 19:12:46

They will be valuable assets to any charity they decide to support. I simply disagree that they will 'bring in millions'. You'd have to show me some very good figures to convince me.

HeySoulSister Thu 12-Sep-13 19:13:23

have they actually said what they will be doing? or are you assuming?

motherinferior Thu 12-Sep-13 19:13:45

It's enormously useful to have a royal patron. However, to date Catherine in particular has shown no great enthusiasm for that role.

exoticfruits Thu 12-Sep-13 19:13:56

Squared then - both ignorant and time to drop a silly thread. The bedroom tax is about benefits- they are not on benefits- end of.

HeySoulSister Thu 12-Sep-13 19:14:01

well a penny or 'millions' all counts doesn't it?

exoticfruits Thu 12-Sep-13 19:16:22

And since no one knows the exact figure we can't say- except it will be a lot more than OP!

LtEveDallas Thu 12-Sep-13 19:18:30

William does very well as a 'draw' for charities. When he attended the Royal County Show in Shrewsbury (whilst training at RAF Shawbury) they recorded a record attendance and record donations. He has great manners, a wicked sense of humour and is a hard working, excellent service person.

ssd Thu 12-Sep-13 19:19:24

or you exotic, now get back to reading the DM

exoticfruits Thu 12-Sep-13 19:20:18

If they turn up anywhere they will attract a huge crowd.

MortifiedAdams Thu 12-Sep-13 19:21:08

The Crown Estate generates a massive sum of money in tourism which is handed to the Government. The Government pay the Royal family one sixth roughly, of that, to live.

exoticfruits Thu 12-Sep-13 19:21:20

If you had read any of my other threads you would know full well that I am well documented for never reading the DM.

HeySoulSister Thu 12-Sep-13 19:23:29

really mortified? didn't know that...only one sisth? so what happens to the rest of it?

HeySoulSister Thu 12-Sep-13 19:23:45


ssd Thu 12-Sep-13 19:24:59

sorry exotic, haven't managed to follow you on here....

exoticfruits Thu 12-Sep-13 19:28:23

In that case you seem to have taken a huge dislike to the fact that I am pointing out that as they are not on benefits they will not be subject to bedroom tax. We seem to have strayed onto charities- to answer OP - no they will not be subject to bedroom tax.

ssd Thu 12-Sep-13 19:30:48

and here's me thinking the royal family are the biggest benefit claimants in the country...

Lizzylou Thu 12-Sep-13 19:32:08

To be fair, they are no worse than any other landed gentry type couple.
At least they are bringing in money for the country and helping charities.
We can't help who we are born to! It's what we do as we grow up that counts.

I am not a royalist by any means, but I think you are forgetting we have an elected Parliament who make the laws, not the monarchy.

exoticfruits Thu 12-Sep-13 19:32:23

I think we are going around in circles- he has an enormous personal fortune.

Lizzylou Thu 12-Sep-13 19:32:57

No, they are not benefit claimants, of course they are not!

HeySoulSister Thu 12-Sep-13 19:33:12

which benefits do they claim then?

MortifiedAdams Thu 12-Sep-13 19:35:42

The rest is given to the Government - counted in the GDP, doled put as benefits, to pay the wages of the Government, who.knows.

I know they bring into the country much much than they cost - even adding in security costs!

CuteDesigns Thu 12-Sep-13 19:36:19

I thought Kensington Palace, along with places like Osborne House were not owned by the Royals, they didn't want to pay for the upkeep so gifted them to the nation, so the nation can pay for the upkeep?

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