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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.

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Iain Duncan Smith: Benefit cap is 'about fairness'

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has told ITV News that the proposed benefits cap is about "fairness."

He said, "we're doing what is necessary to get the deficit sorted and fairness to people in work, see their salaries not rise by anything like that what people on benefit have."

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