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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.
Are a million people fit to work yet living on benefits?
As the Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith announces a new crackdown on "entrenched disadvantage", two newspapers claim that a million "fit-to-work" people have been living on benefits for three of the past four years. Is this true?
A blue light to NHS privatisation?
This week Labour argued that a "huge increase" in the use of private ambulances is evidence of increasing privatisation within the NHS. But is their diagnosis based on sound evidence?
Are one third of children unable to communicate when they start school?
Education and Childcare Minister Liz Truss told MPs yesterday that a third of children lack the necessary language skills to take part at school. What does this mean, and can it be true?
Is public spending in Scotland lower than the UK average?
First Minister Alex Salmond says that his country spends less - proportionally - on its welfare state than the UK and most other EU countries. So how does Scotland's spending compare to that of other nations?
Do Scots contribute more in taxes than the rest of the UK?
Alex Salmond, the leader of the Scottish National Party, insists that an independent Scotland would be 'better off' than if it remained in the Union. But is a 'yes' vote the equivalent of a cheque to be cashed? In the first of a series of factchecks, we look at the evidence.
Can Labour-run councils take credit for building social housing?
According to Hilary Benn, in the next three years, Labour authorities will build five times as many social homes as Tory authorities. But is this a result of their policies or are there other factors involved?
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