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Are Public Sector pension contribution rises explained by the Hutton Report?
3 out of 5
Danny Alexander MP used the Hutton Report to justify increases to public sector pension contributions. But do its projections predicting a decrease in pensions expenditure as a proportion of GDP bring this into question?
Has the number of plastic bags being used in supermarkets increased in the last year?
4 out of 5
There have been a number of reports claiming that the number of plastic bags being used in UK supermarkets has increased since last year, despite campaigns to reduce the number people use. But what do the figures show?
Cabinet Office exaggerated differences in Whitehall laptop costs
As an MPs committee reports on problems with Govenrment IT procurement, Full Fact finds that the differences in prices supposedly paid for products has been overstated by the Cabinet Office.
Do planning policy documents contain more words than the complete works of Shakespeare?
Planning Minister Greg Clark claims that national planning documents contain more words than the complete works of Shakespeare. Do his statistics match those of his department?
Is the clearance of a traveller site being held up by "cultural awareness training"?
4 out of 5
The Sun and the Daily Mail today reported that "political correctness" was holding up the eviction of gypsies illegally settled in Essex, with the local council struggling to find "cultural awareness training" for its bailiffs. Is this a fair portrayal of the situation?
How much Incapacity Benefit is paid out to people with piles, dizziness and stress?
3 out of 5
The Daily Mail reported last week that the £8.7 billion bill for Incapacity Benefit was for ailments such as 'piles, dizziness, headaches and 'malaise'. But what do the figures show?
Did narcolepsy concerns cause withdrawal of flu vaccine?
2 out of 5
In recent days there have been different reports about potential narcoleptics side effects of a flu vaccine, and the decision to no longer use it in the UK. Full Fact pieces together what is going on.
Will 4,500 'Mickey Mouse' courses 'face the axe'?
2 out of 5
Several thousand qualifications are likely to be removed from school league tables as part of a Government consultation. How accurately did the Daily Mail report it?
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