11. Nov, 2017


"The Duchies are remnants of ancient royal arrangements within the Crown. Their original purpose lost, the royals have carried on with the tradition of benefiting from them and have resisted attempts to tax their earnings. Facing increased public pressure in 1993, both Charles and the Queen offered to pay income tax voluntarily (less any amount which they consider to be expenditure). Not difficult to see why. It’s easier to maintain confidentiality with a voluntary contribution..."

The Paradise Papers have exposed once more the deep inequalities that plight our country but they also show us a glimpse of the secretive and devious workings…