£4,370,000,000 to be paid by the UK taxpayers
for the 10-year refurbishments of the Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster.
Buckingham Palace is to undergo a 10-year refurbishment costing the taxpayer £369m, the Treasury has announced. [source]
The announcement comes at a time when MPs are considering a £4bn plan for renovations and repairs at the Palace of Westminster. [source]
According to calculations, based on stats from Wikileaks, the amount of £4,369,000,000 would pay for
36,416,666 meals for the needy for 100 years
436,998 children fully vaccinated for 50 years
1,713,720 hospital beds for 10 nights
517,331 children sent to school for 15 years
8,020 teachers paid for 25 years
A petition suggesting The Crown and its estates should pay for the renovations [£369m] has received 146,488 backers at time of publishing.