Cooking, cleaning and admin at our top military officer’s grace-and-favour home cost the taxpayer more than £100,000 last year.

Despite a crackdown on perks in 2011, ‘domestic assistance’ for General Sir Nicholas Houghton at his London residence came in at £104,000.

Meanwhile his deputy, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach – who took over as Chief of the Defence Staff whenSir Nicholas retired in July – ran up costs of £58,000.

Reported by the Mail Online. You can read the full story here. 

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