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The couple and their TEN kids — believed to be asylum seekers who arrived in the UK just two months ago — are receiving a staggering £1,460-a-week in housing benefit from cash-strapped Tower Hamlets Council.
If they remain in the vast £5,800-a-month East End property for 12 months they will cost hardworking Brits a mammoth £76,000.
The astonishing cost to the taxpayers' purse emerged as the benefits bill for just ONE YEAR in Tower Hamlets - Britain's poorest borough - was revealed to have hit a giant £223MILLION.
City analysts said a family would normally need to take home around £230,000 a year before tax to afford to live in the plush pad — putting them in the nation's top one per cent of wage earners.
Originally posted by lifeissacred
reply to post by doobydoll
Whilst it is disheartening that the cost of giving asylum seekers a home is so high what would be the alternative? Split up a family? cramp them all into a 2 bedroom apartment where the living conditions would likely be worse than where they came from?. Granted there are problems with our system but chastising the family for the decisions of the housing authorities is not a solution to the issues.
Originally posted by ahamarlin
What a great gesture of the UK government to house a family of people that are hunted down in their own country because of lack of democracy like in the UK. It must be a fantastic feeling if after a long period of terror, hunger and fear for your children and your wife, The great UK is giving your family shelter, protection and the opportunity to make something good of your life.
Every warchild deserve a big house in a rich neighborhood.