Liz Truss set to increase benefits in line with inflation after cabinet pressure | News

Liz Truss is expected to cave in to pressure from her cabinet to increase welfare benefits in line with inflation.

Ministers are preparing to ambush the prime minister at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, and demand that she rule out raising benefits in line with earnings, which would mean a real-term reduction.

If benefits were to rise in line with the latest UK earnings figures, they would increase by 5.5 per cent. If they rise with inflation, the increase would be about 10 per cent. One cabinet minister said that any decision to renege on the commitment made by Truss’s predecessor Boris Johnson to increase benefits in line with inflation was “not a political reality”.

Another said the government did not have the numbers