You miss the longer perspective Joe.
As HB costs continue to escalate this will be because of 'the scroungers' not because of the elite with their hands in the till. This will allow the great and the wannabees to agree to ever harsher benefit caps until the 'feckless' are coraled into the shared rooms in ghettos and slums which organised labour enabled them to escape from through the past century. This will leave plenty of available decent homes in the nicer areas for the deserving and affluent to set up home.
Wasn't this exactly the future world Shapps unveiled through his coded attacks and organised demonisation of the low incomed and unemployed - perhaps he regrets getting so excited at the prospects of being able to roll back society and humanism so far, but perhaps he does not.