'Only five families claiming £100,000 in housing benefit'

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities

An analysis of the Government's much-trumpeted claim that some families are receiving over £100,000 a year in housing costs has revealed that there are perhaps only five in the country doing so. Full Fact, an independent data-checking organisation, made a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to the Department for Work Pensions (DWP) and has concluded that "it is clear from what we've unearthed that the extremely large claims highlighted in the media are also extremely rare". Defending the Government's...

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