Sunday, January 3, 2010
The price that’s paid to pay the price
The Government estimates it will pay out Â£19.6 billion in housing benefit during the 2009/10 financial year, according to figures slipped out on the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) website. The year-on-year rise, of almost 15 per cent, is the steepest for more than 15 years. In 2010/11 the bill is expected to rise still further, to Â£20.8 billion.