Tories accuse Labour over benefits

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Grant Shapps
Grant Shapps

The Conservatives have accused Labour of creating an £11 billion black hole in spending plans because of their opposition to the planned 1% cap on benefit increases.

Tory chairman Grant Shapps said the gap would amount to £700 from every working household in the UK in the three years following the 2015 general election, and challenged Labour to explain how they would pay for it.