Charges upon the people

33.5The term ‘charge upon the people’ now primarily covers taxes or duties, the proceeds of which are payable into the Consolidated Fund (see paras 36.136.2 ). For a more detailed exposition of this term and the exceptions to it, as well as its application to levies and other financial impositions which, though not taxes in the strict sense of the term, are nonetheless classed as charges upon the people, see paras 36.336.16.