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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?
Are teachers underqualified?
Almost a quarter of secondary school maths teachers and more than a third of physics teachers don't hold a relevant post A-level qualification. How concerned should we be?
Are austerity cuts allowing criminals to get away with violent offences?
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has unearthed a fifteen-fold increase in the number of 'community resolutions' dealing with violent crime. Are cuts behind this shift in policing methods?
Are GPs to blame for more A&E admissions?
Last week the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that Accident and Emergency departments are struggling to cope with a surge in demand. He claimed there has been an influx of patients who can't get an appointment to see their GP. Is one necessarily the cause of the other?
Is the UK economy growing four times slower than the US?
According to Ed Balls, since the last quarter of 2010 Britain's GDP has grown by a mere 1.1 percent. But how do we compare to other economies? And what do past recoveries tell us about the current one?
What's behind the Lib Dems' plans to tax universal benefits for pensioners?
Pensioners get free bus passes, prescriptions, a free tv licence and yearly winter fuel payments. The Lib Dems are now suggesting some of these should be taxed. We unpick the key details of the proposals.
Full Fact sources index: where to find the information you need
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
Local elections: what's happening in your area?
The media management of benefit stats
Throwing caution to the wind? The impact police cautions have had on the justice system
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