As inflation hits the UK with price increases of 10.1% year on year, the highest in forty years, King Charles III decided to give his staff a additional payment of 600 pounds (678 euros)as revealed by the British media the sun.
In addition to their monthly pay, staff earning less than £30,000 (€33,900) gross a year will receive this extra income at the end of this monthwhile those with higher salaries will receive lower pay, according to the tabloid.
Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the British royal family, declined to comment on this news, which came to light before the conservative government of Rishi Sunak revealed on 17 the measures to overcome the crisis.
According to the sunthe additional contribution foreseen by the head of state it will come from your personal income and not from taxpayers.
King’s staff earning between £30,000 and £40,000 (€33,900 and €45,900) will receive extra pay of £400 (€452) and those earning between £40,000 and £45,000 (€45,900 and €50,850 ) will receive 350 pounds (395 euros), says the medium.
The money will come from income that Carlos III receives from the so-called Duchy of Lancasterconsisting of an area of 18,000 hectares of land in the north of England and also properties in the center of the British capital, according to some media.
this ducat it generates around £20 million (€22.6 million) a yearaccording to the media.
“The king is very aware of the rising energy bills faced by the people and is concerned about the financial well-being of the palace’s loyal staff and is doing what he can,” a source told the newspaper.
“The king will pay this money out of his own pocket.“to help employees cope with the crisis,” he added.
With information from EFE