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Single mother on benefits is moved into £1m five-bedroom house – funded by the taxpayer
politics, welfare, socialism, government, nanny state, scandal

November 11, 2008, by Robert Mendick

A mother-of-five claiming benefits is living in a detached home worth £1million – with taxpayers helping fund her £25,000 annual rent.

The luxury five-bedroom home with two sitting rooms, a conservatory and a double garage is being paid for with housing benefits handed out by her local council.

Situated in a smart north London street, the £1million home is out of the price range of most families in the UK. The average house price in Britain is £224,064.

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