Just 21 minutes after Kensington Palace announced the engagement of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle, the Department for Works and Pensions announced that millions of people will have their benefits frozen for a further 12 months at a cost to a typical working family with two children of £300 a year.
State pension and some other benefits will increase by the rate of inflation (3%).
The freeze, which has been in place since 2015, means a real-terms cut in income for millions of people because of rising living costs.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies found benefit entitlements would be lower by an average of £450 per year for over 10 million households affected by 2020.
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