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MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the government's plans to cap welfare spending at £119.5 billion.
The head of Citizens Advice, a major charity advising people on benefits, has warned the Government's Welfare Cap may push vulnerable people further into poverty.
Former leadership contender Diane Abbott is set to be among the MPs planning to defy the Labour whips when the vote is called this afternoon.
Ms Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington) said she would not support the cap because it was the wrong thing to do.
Asked if Labour backing the plan would open the Opposition to the same charge, Ms Abbott said: "I think there is a danger it would be seen as playing politics."
Ed Miliband faces a rebellion of Labour MPs today and claims he is "playing politics" as the Government moves to write into law a cap on overall welfare spending.
The Labour leader has ordered his MPs to back the plans, which would cap welfare spending at £119.5 billion in 2015/16, in the Commons lobbies but it is thought 20 to 40 of his MPs could vote no.
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MPs have voted in favour of the government's plans to cap welfare spending - her is how it will work.
The mother of a disabled child described how she struggles to make ends meet after having her housing benefit cut by 14%.