Prince Charles might be getting an unfair commercial advantage because his Duchy of Cornwall estate doesn't pay Corporation Tax. That's according to a committee of MPs.
The Duchy owns large stretches of land across the West Country, including Poundbury in Dorset.
Bob Constantine reports.
The treasury is being urged to investigate whether Prince Charles's Duchy of Cornwall estate has an unfair advantage over its commercial rivals.
The Duchy is a portfolio of land, property and investments all over the South West, but it doesn't have to pay corporation tax or capital gains tax.
Last year it generated more than £28m. Prince Charles uses the money to fund his public duties.
Margaret Hodge MP is from the Public Accounts Committee:
The first official portrait of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge is going on show in the West Country.
The painting by Paul Emsley from Bradford on Avon has been on display at the National Portrait Gallery, in London but from Saturdayit will be exhibited at the Holburne Museum in Bath.
Bradford-on-Avon Artist Paul Emsley has painted the first official portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge at his studio in Wiltshire.
It will be unveiled on Friday.
Paul said it was not the easiest of commissions:
Bradford-of-Avon Artist Paul Emsley has painted the first official portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge. Kate visited his studio in Wiltshire:
The first official photographs of the future Duke of Cornwall Prince George have been released.
Lying peacefully in the arms of the Duchess of Cambridge, the newborn, who is third in line to the throne, seems to be sleeping in the pictures.
The photographer who took Prince William's baby photos has praised the snaps of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn son, Prince George.
Ian Pelham-Turner gushed he "really loved" that he could "see the love in Kate's eyes towards her father".
The first official photographs of Prince George have been released. Lying peacefully in the arms of the Duchess of Cambridge, the newborn, who is third in line to the throne, seems to be sleeping in the pictures.
The intimate pictures were taken by Kate's father Michael Middleton in a shady spot of the garden of the family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, earlier this month.
Controversial plans to build on Duchy of Cornwall farmland on the edge of Truro have been given the go-ahead after a high court battle.
Truro City Council had taken the proposals, which include a Waitrose supermarket, park and ride, and nearly 100 homes, to a judicial review.
It said it would mean the loss of prime agricultural land and hit city centre trade. But today the judge rejected its challenge.
The council was unavailable for comment.
Prince Charles is facing calls for his Duchy of Cornwall estate, to pay more tax on the large stretches of land which it owns across the south west. The issue will be raised by a committee of MPs. The Duchy defends its position, and points out the Prince does voluntarily pay income tax.