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MPs divided over above inflation benefit rises

MPs are poised to debate legislation designed to break the link between benefit rises and inflation, but already a row is brewing about the financial figures.

The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said that he thinks it is unfair for benefits to rise faster than wages.

However Labour has said that the Jobseeker's Allowance has risen by less than earnings over the past decade.

The BBC's Political Correspondent Norman Smith reports from Westminster.

  • 02 Jan 2013
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