Labour: Benefits cap will hit 150,000 teachers

The Labour party is tweeting that the Government's benefits cap will affect the following numbers of public sector workers:

  • 150,000 teachers
  • 300,000 nurses
  • 40,000 soldiers

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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.