MPs vote in favour of benefits cap by a majority of 56

MPs in the House of Commons have voted in favour of a Bill to cap benefits rises at 1% for three years by a majority of 56.

  • Those in favour of the bill - 324
  • Those against the bill - 268

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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.