Minister of State for Work and Pensions, Steve Webb, made a statement in the House of Commons on Tuesday 6 December on benfits uprating.
The Minister of State announced the uprating of social security pensions and benefits for the financial year 2012-13. Further information about the changes can be found on the Department for Work and Pensions website.
The statement follows the Autumn Statement delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer on 28 November 2011 which announced the rates of tax credits for 2012-13. A debate on the economy also took place on Tuesday 6 December.
Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions, Gregg McClymont, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on Benefits policy in the Topics and News sections.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.