Thursday, April 21, 2011
An Ethiopian family of 12 are being put up in a vast house costing the taxpayer almost £1,500-a-week just two months after arriving in Britain.
The couple and their 10 children are receiving a staggering £1,460-a-week housing benefit from the cash-strapped Tower Hamlets council in London – Britain’s poorest borough.
The jobless family – who will also be receiving other handouts such as unemployment and child benefits – only arrived in London from Africa in the past few weeks.
It is yet another example of taxpayers having to pick up the bill for families to stay in vast houses in the capital.
This article was posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 6:22 am