The Queen is set for a mammoth £40million pay rise as nurses, firefighters and soldiers get just 1% : Daily Mirror.

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The Sovereign Grant is set to soar from £42.8million in the 12 months to March this year to £82.2million in 2018-19, it can be revealed.

The Queen is set for a bumper pay rise (Photo: Getty)

The Queen is set for an eye-watering “pay rise” of almost £40million while nurses, firefighters and soldiers are handed meagre 1% annual hikes.

The Sovereign Grant is set to soar from £42.8million in the 12 months to March this year to £82.2million in 2018-19, it can be revealed.

Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to confirm the figure at his autumn Budget.

The jaw-dropping climb is fuelled by record-breaking Crown Estate profits and an overhaul of how the monarch’s handout is calculated, to fund decade-long repairs to Buckingham Palace.

Since 2012, the taxpayer-funded bill for the royals’ expenses – known as the Sovereign Grant – has been set at 15% of Crown Estate profit, two…

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