Britain’s broken welfare system was exposed again after Sharon Minkin claimed that getting a job would mean forfeiting a host of cushy entitlements.
The divorcee lives in a three-bedroom, semi-detached house in the market town of St Albans, Herts.
Her rented home is equipped with a farmhouse-style kitchen, giant flat-screen TV, large garden, piano and wooden floors.
From October, her catalogue of taxpayer-funded handouts will total £3,905-a-month or a staggering £46,860-a-year.
After working out the maths, the former City worker said joining Britain’s workforce would leave her and her three children, aged 14, 18 and 19, much worse off.
To enjoy the life she currently leads only a job paying £70,000-a-year before tax would be worth taking.