Queen's household told to do more to cut costs

The Queen's royal household could be doing more to reduce its costs and increase income, and needs to get a firmer grip on a backlog of property repairs, according to MPs on the public accounts committee.

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Queen's household told it could do more to cut costs

The Queen's household has been told it could do more to reduce costs. Credit: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

The Queen's royal household could do more to reduce its costs and increase income, and must get a firmer grip on a huge backlog of property repairs, a committee of MPs has said.

The household also needs to plan and manage its budget better for the long term, a report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recommended.

The report produced by the PAC looked at the Sovereign Grant, the financial system funding the monarchy, and last October its MPs questioned Sir Alan Reid, Keeper of the Privy Purse, about the financial affairs of the household.

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