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Sovereign Grant Act 2011

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

  3. Background

  4. Overview of the Act’s Structure and Summary

    1. The Sovereign Grant

    2. Supplementary and general


  6. Commentary on Sections and Schedules

    1. The Sovereign Grant

      1. Section 1: The Sovereign Grant

      2. Section 2: Accounts of the Royal Household

      3. Section 3: The Reserve Fund

      4. Section 4: Accounts of the Reserve Fund

      5. Section 5: Annual report as to the amount of Sovereign Grant

      6. Section 6: Determination of the amount of Sovereign Grant

      7. Section 7: Review by Royal Trustees of Sovereign Grant

      8. Section 8: Power to change level of Sovereign Grant

      9. Section 9: Duchy of Cornwall income and grant to the heir to the throne

    2. Supplementary and general

      1. Section 10: Repeal of certain financial provisions

      2. Section 11: Maintenance of Royal Palaces and related land

      3. Section 12: Meaning of “the audited net relevant resources”, “the value of the Reserve Fund” and “the income account net surplus of the Crown Estate”

      4. Section 13: Other interpretative provisions

      5. Section 14: Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

      6. Section 15: Commencement, transitional provisions and savings

      7. Section 16: Duration of Sovereign Grant provisions

      8. Schedule1: Minor and Consequential Amendments and Repeals

        1. Civil List Audit Act 1816

        2. Civil List Act 1837

        3. Crown Lands Act 1936

        4. Civil List Act 1937

        5. Consolidated Fund (Civil List Provisions) Act 1951

        6. Civil List Act 1952

        7. Forestry Act 1967

        8. Family Law Reform Act 1969

        9. Civil List Act 1972

        10. House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

        11. Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975

        12. Employment Rights Act 1996

        13. State Pension Credit Act 2002

        14. State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002

      9. Schedule 2: Transitional provisions and savings

        1. Application of certain accounting provisions

        2. Determination of Sovereign Grant for the financial year 2013-14

        3. Payments under Civil List Acts

        4. Savings for audit of the Queen’s Civil List

        5. Functions under section 1 of the Civil List Act 1972

        6. Savings for amendments made by virtue of section 6 of the Civil List Act 1972

  7. Commencement

  8. Hansard References

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