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
MPs have voted in favour of a Government measure to cap benefits rises. The Work Secretary says it will save £5bn from the welfare bill.
The Department for Work and Pensions has calculated the savings that the exchequer could expect if the benefit cap passes this evening.