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More unemployed, but fewer on the dole: what the politicians missed in the jobless figures
We inspect statements made today by a Shadow Minister and a government minister and see how they blur the difference between the rise in unemployment and the decline in the number of people on the dole.
Would a household have to earn £41,000 to match a family on benefits?
As the household benefits cap begins its national rollout this week, the Conservative Party claims working families need to earn £41,000 to match the amounts some could claim on state benefits under Labour.
Are the severely disabled weathering the worst of the cuts?
As a number of Government reforms to the welfare system take effect this month, we look at whether it is the most disabled in society that are bearing the brunt of public spending cuts.
Are more married men than women suffering from domestic abuse?
Domestic violence is a crime often associated with male perpetrators. But are they more often the victims?
What's happening to the Minimum Wage?
As the Government announces new rises to the National Minimum Wage, should low earners be pleased or peeved about the size of their wage packet?
Is anti-social behaviour on the rise?
While perception of anti-social behaviour is high, police recorded incidents have been steadily declining. What does this tell us about how crime is measured?
Wish you were here? The cost of health tourism to the NHS
At a time when there has been scrutiny of the benefits available to migrants, foreigners have been accused of running up a huge NHS bill. But who is entitled to free care? And how many people who 'ought' to pay are being treated for free?
The women in suits: how big is the gender bias in the City?
During the week that we remember the UK's only female Prime Minister, the Government said that its target of women representing at least 25% of company board members by 2015 is at risk. Full Fact looks at the current pace of change.
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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