Republic

  • July 6, 2010

    The UK coalition government has dropped previous plans to reform the monarchy - including ending a long-term ban on Catholic succession to the throne.

  • November 24, 2009

    Attempts to give the royal household complete exemption from the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act are facing strong opposition, with MPs, campaigners and members of the public criticising the proposal.

  • October 20, 2009

    Politicians of all parties are coming under pressure to reduce the Civil List in the light of the recession. The Civil List, which consists of public money awarded to the royal family each year, currently stands at around £7.9million.

  • September 28, 2009

    There has been a shocked response to news that the royal family is seeking to negotiate an increase in the Civil List - the money they are granted each year from public funds - despite the public spending cuts that are likely due to the recession.