Benefits debate reflects wider rift in public opinion

Today's Commons debate on a benefits cap reflects a wider divide in public opinion.

ITV News' Political Correspondent Romilly Weeks heard from those in favour of the cap and those against:


MPs vote for 1% benefits cap

MPs have voted in favour of a proposed 1 per cent cap on raising benefits by a majority of 56. Ministers say the cap is needed because it is unfair that state handouts have been rising twice as fast as wages during recent years of austerity.