Unemployment Minister Esther McVey claimed a whopping £17,227 last year to rent a swanky central London pad whilst invisible Housing Minster Kris Hopkins trousered £18,045.
The total bill for MPs languishing in luxury properties at our expense came to over £5 million says pressure group Generation Rent who compiled the figures.
The maximum Housing Benefit available in London is just over £250 a week for a single person, around £100 a week less than McVey scrounges. This benefit goes to people in and out of work alike and was capped shortly after the current government weren’t elected. Soaring rents in London have meant that many new housing benefit claimants are working full time but still cannot afford the eye-watering cost…
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