I noted in news last week, that many of these patronages are to be passed on to other family members. It occurs to me that a person(s) with successful business acumen could be nominated as patrons for many obvious reasons. Eg, Richard Branson, Karren Brady, Peter Jones, Jamie Oliver, Harriet Green, James Dyson... to name but a few. Many of these successful business people are natural philanthropists, too. Of course, if this were to happen, then a lot of Civil Servants would be out of a job. And, to quote Denis Healey at the time he was CE in the Seventies, "whilstsoever people support charities, income tax at 33% is not high".
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