The Government needs to pass legislation to set the one percent rise in benefits over three years (rather than have it set annually by the Work and Pensions Secretary) as it would otherwise be subject to judicial review.
The Uprating Bill will be introduced by Christmas. There will be a second reading in the New Year.
This means there will be a vote - Labour will have to decide whether or not to support it.
Britain may face further cuts and tax rises even after the next elections, the Institute for Fiscal Studies warned today.
While Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement was mainly about spending cuts, there were incentives too but do the numbers add up?
The cap on benefits rises will mean a cut in real terms for people living on welfare and those on low incomes, as Penny Marshall finds out.