Letter: Julie Coulter, December 23, 2014

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Elizabeth Truss claims she could live on £170.00 per week. She lives with her family in London and spends a small percentage of each year at a second home in South West Norfolk for which she claimed expenses of £2,579.67 for one year’s gas and electricity in the last declared financial year.

I assume she also paid out for gas and electricity in her main home.

So, Elizabeth, when you factor in these costs and perhaps add childcare, transport, clothes, hairdresser, children’s activities and food, I’m not sure how you would manage, unless you mean that the £170.00 per week was just spending money after all the other bills have been paid.

To me the maths just don’t work!!

Julie Coulter,

Keeble Place, Lynn