A trip to the beach is expensive, especially for those living in Europe.
That’s because of the high cost of accommodation, fuel and food.
This Christmas, the cost of a trip to England’s Christmas market is set to be even more expensive.
According to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the average price of a holiday home in the UK is set at £5.8m, or about £1,400 per person.
For comparison, a trip in France to Disneyland costs around £1.5m.
For the last two years, the British public have been debating whether or not it’s right to spend Christmas at home, especially as our homes are in dire straits.
The Royal Institute says there are more than 2,600,000 people living in housing benefit poverty, with many struggling to afford holiday accommodation.
This means that, for the first time in decades, the UK has one of the highest numbers of households in poverty.
The figures show that the average income of a household in poverty in 2017-18 was £27,000, and that in the last decade the proportion of households that were in the ‘poverty line’ rose from 5.8 per cent in 2005-06 to 9.5 per cent.
This is the biggest rise in poverty since records began in 1961, when the figure was 2.9 per cent, according to the British Poverty Action Group.
While the average holiday home will be about £5,800, this will mean a huge increase in the cost to the taxpayer of a week-long holiday.
According a report from the charity Shelter, the average annual cost for a holiday in England has jumped by nearly £20,000 since 2015-16.
The report found that the UK spent an average of £1bn on holiday accommodation last year.
Shelter estimates that this represents around 1.7 per cent of total national spending.
According the report, this was more than the national spending on public transport, which was £4.6bn.
It’s also higher than the cost for the National Health Service, which is £3.9bn.
It’s not just the cost, Shelter said that some households have been forced to cut back on holiday spending as the cost has risen by a staggering £9,000.
Shelter is calling on politicians to increase the funding for housing benefit and help families afford a holiday.
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She has promised to spend more money on housing benefit to tackle the housing crisis.
In an interview with ITV, May said that she will not increase the housing benefit, but would boost support to help people find work.
“I’m not going to increase housing benefit at all, because we know it’s going to be very, very difficult to put people back to work,” she said.
“But we are looking at all of the different ways of helping people to find work, and so we are putting more money into housing, and there is also a lot of money into work-related activities.”
In her interview with Sky News, May also said she would support an increase in child benefit, which she said was “too low”.
She added: “I’m looking at child benefit for young people, for working-age people, and I am also looking at working age benefits for the young people who are on housing benefits.”