Each claim costs £81.03 a week on average and the total bill for claims runs to £16billion. London accounts for more than a quarter of that.
Tony Blair pledged in 1997 to bring the costs down but ministers have failed to find a way to trim the bills without forcing hard-up families out of their homes. Instead the costs have risen by a total of (£180billion (true figure?)) in the past 12 years.
Her receipts for The four-storey villa in Notting Hill, West London, which costs taxpayers £7,600 a month
'I suppose that, in a place like Notting Hill, the top end of the rental market takes in the uber-rich so the 'middle of the range' will be that much higher'...in that case move her to a large estate where the costs of keeping her and her brood will be less than in Notting Hill...simples.