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Is Google paying 3% tax?

The debate is over what counts as Google's "economic activity" in the UK.

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Which countries are in double-dip recession like the UK?

Following the release of bleak economic statistics, some commentators have again claimed that the UK and Italy are the only G20 countries in a 'double-dip' recession. Is this right, and ...

Did NHS staff take 15 days off sick last year on average?

It was claimed today that NHS employees took an average of 15 days off sick last year with ambulance staff being particularly prone to absence. This was juxtaposed with a ...

Are two million people making cash-in-hand payments costing the treasury over £2 billion?

The finger is being pointed this week at 2 million people who are supposedly costing the Treasury over £2 billion through 'cash-in-hand' payments which aren't subject to tax. Full Fact ...

Is the UK Border Agency set to lose 22% of staff by 2015?

In an interview with Sky over the weekend, General Secretary of the PCS Union, Mark Serwotka, stated that one of the reasons for the upcoming strike by UK Border Agency ...

How many people were victims of domestic violence over the last year?

Recent coverage of levels of domestic violence produces some confusing, seemingly conflicting, statistics. What's the reason for this and who is right?

Do a quarter of sickness benefits claimants have a criminal record?

Are one in four incapacity benefits claimants too sick to work, but fit enough for a life of crime, as the Daily Mail suggests?

Is Polly Toynbee wrong to be pessimistic about jobs figures, as Chris Grayling claims?

After a routine release of unemployment statistics, a not-so-routine row about the 'Olympics effect' rages on between journalists and ministers. But who's got their stats wrong?

Do a quarter of young drivers crash in their first six months?

Apparent carnage on the roads seems to come back to a rogue press release.

Is alcohol abuse killing thousands, hospitalising tens of thousands and costing billions?

"Bacchus must now his power resign! / I am the only god of wine! / It is not fit the wretch should be / In competition set with me / ...

Have long-term jobless youths tripled in one year?

Tweeting his reaction to the release of the latest Labour Market Statistics, Ed Balls' political advisor claimed that the number of young people on the dole for more than a ...

Is Ed Miliband right about extortionate pension fees?

The Labour Leader claims that some pension providers wipe out half the value of savers' pension pots by taking large admin fees. Where is the evidence of this?

Is the benefits cap pushing thousands of jobless back to work?

Earlier this week the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) released new statistics on benefit claimants at risk of being affected by the Government's planned benefit cap. Due to take ...

Who's responsible for problem families misreporting?

The publication of a report by the Government's 'Troubled Families Tsar' this morning has reopened old wounds about the scale and nature of the social problems caused by difficult households. ...

Has the Census revealed 'record' population growth?

The Financial Times and the Guardian both reported yesterday that "the population of England and Wales grew over the past decade at its fastest rate in 100 years." Meanwhile the ...

Do NHS death rates rise when new junior doctors start their jobs?

Referencing a previous article published in June, the Daily Mail today reported a worrying rise in death rates around the time that junior doctors take up their first job in ...

Are there more than 4,250 schools in Britain without a male teacher?

With figures released this week showing record numbers of male trainee primary school teachers, do thousands of British schools still lack a male teacher?

Is 20 plenty?

With the latest road casualty figures from the Department for Transport hot off the presses, campaigners have made no delay in drawing conclusions about whether 20 mph zones and limits ...

Are one in 10 prisoners a former soldier?

Are official estimates on the proportion of inmates from military backgrounds wide of the mark?

Are 1,000 NHS patients a month dying due to 'basic errors'?

With the sound of the recent coroner's ruling on the death of 22 year-old Kane Gorey still ringing in the public ear, the Independent reported that the neglect at the ...

How many disadvantaged young people are applying for university?

In a heated series of Commons questions this week, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg defended the Government's record on higher education, asserting that the proportion of disadvantaged young people ...

How speedily do magistrates work?

Solicitor Greg Foxsmith and Minister for Police and Criminal Justice Nick Herbert disagreed on how long it takes for a defendant to be sentenced by magistrates. Who was right - ...

Are farmers losing out on a pint of milk?

With thousands of farmers protesting at cuts to milk prices, several commentators have claimed that some farmers lose money on every litre of milk they produce. So what kind of ...

London Assembly supports better data for the capital

During May's London Mayoral election, Full Fact pushed all the candidates to commit to providing Londoners with more reliable information by signing up to the Code of Practice for Official ...