£1m mortgage benefits?

At a time when millions of people are struggling to get on the housing ladder almost 100 families are receiving housing benefit and are living in luxury homes on handouts that could pay £1m mortgages.

On average a mind blowing £1,500 is paid out weekly to around 30 of these families to enable them to lead luxurious lifestyles –this is more than three times the national average wage.

According to the Department for Work and Pensions 60 of the 100 families have their rent paid by the state to the tune of up to £5,000 a month.

The wealthier parts of London such as Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster now has these families living in them alongside a certain football club owner and other well known pop stars and celebrities.

Campaigners have criticised the latest figures and concerns have been raised that the Government’s plan to cap housing benefit is not being enforced after ministers had announced that housing benefit should be capped at £400 per week despite evidence showing there are almost 5,000 families claiming far more than the suggested capping allowance although nationally four out of five claimants receive less than £100 per week.

It will come as no surprise to learn that the public are now seething after learning that many of these families are immigrants and asylum seekers who have been allowed to dwell in costly houses and flats at the expense of taxpayers.


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