Repair works on Big Ben to cost taxpayers £40m

UKs iconic Big Ben is in need of urgent repair works, which could cost taxpayers at least £40m ($62m) and can take up to four months – the longest known stoppage in its 156-year history. The last known longest shutdown was in 1976, when repair works carried out on the clock took 26 days over a nine-month period. Oct 19, 2015