Benefits cap proposal passed in House of Lords

VOICED: In the past hour the Government has survived a vote in the Lords over plans to introduce a cap on benefit payments - but it's got further battles ahead this evening. The proposals will introduce a maximum payout of #500 a week in a new universal credit system. The Department for Work and Pensions says it will save #290 million pounds a year. But the government accepts that around 67,000 families will have their benefits cut as a result of the changes. Sky News west of England correspondent Isabel Webster has been to Weston-super-Mare to see what people living on one estate make of the proposals. Benefits cap proposal passed in House of Lords on January 23, 2012 in England (Footage by Sky News/Getty Images)


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