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Childcare in the UK: the tightest and most expensive?
After childcare costs and ratios hit the headlines recently, Full Fact takes a look at how we really compare to the rest of the world in raising our children.
Heathrow expansion: what are the facts behind the third runway debate?
What does the future hold for Heathrow? Today the Transport Committee recommends expansion despite objections from the London mayor Boris Johnson. Are its proposals just blue sky thinking?
Less time in prison, more likely to reoffend?
As the Ministry of Justice announces the latest update to its 're-offending revolution', exactly what problems is the Government trying to face?
Third World Britain: Is malnutrition a big problem in the UK?
Two newspapers today claimed that a tenth of all older people in the UK are malnourished. Is this true?
Social care provision: from bad to worse?
In today's Queen's Speech, the Government announced its legislative programme for the next year, including its plan to reform the way that social care is funded. But that has not stopped local authorities from claiming that there is less and less money to meet a growing increase in demand.
Are spouses living abroad pocketing millions in UK pensions?
As the Queen oversees another state opening of Parliament, one of the Government's planned bills will introduce reforms to the pensions system. But what benefits will they achieve?
Did the authorities miss 500,000 Eastern European immigrants?
The 2011 census revealed that there are almost half a million more people in the country than previously thought. Who are they and where are they from?
Council budgets: power to the people?
As the local elections take place across parts of the country, it's claimed that our tendency not to vote might be a rational one. So how much say does your council have over money spent locally?
Full Fact sources index: where to find the information you need
MPs to question Ministers about benefit statistics
Freedom of information reveals who wins and loses in 2013
Bad and dangerous to know: do men commit almost all crime?
The NHS: not always "free at the point of use"
Politicians least trusted when using statistics
Crime statistics: how many warnings do you need?
Education surveys and benefit statistics: two government departments caught out in one week
The European Union: the facts
The Queen's Speech: Resources and Factchecks
The rise of UKIP: how significant are the local election results?
Local elections: the who, what and why
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