Clegg comes under fire for taking ski holiday

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg pictured making a speech on immigration in London last month. Credit: Matt Dunham/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Nick Clegg was under fire tonight for taking a luxury skiing holiday as fresh benefit reforms kick in leaving many struggling households facing shrinking incomes.

The Deputy Prime Minister has spent a week at the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Davos, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Liberal Democrat leader reportedly stayed in a 20-room £7 million chalet owned by his parents.

Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite union, said: "His skiing trip will rankle with people struggling with whether to spend on eating or heating this week.

"And while he's been sleeping in luxury, hundreds of thousands face losing because of the Coalition's cruel bedroom tax.

"Once again, this Government wastes no opportunity to remind us that they have little care or concern for struggles endured by ordinary people."

A spokesman for Mr Clegg said: "Nick Clegg and his family have gone on a holiday during the Easter school break."