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Front line police: has media reporting improved after HMIC report?
Yesterday's definition by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary of what a 'front line' police officer does was welcomed by Full Fact. But has it added clarity to media reporting?
Welfare Reform Bill: were crisis loans increasing before the recession?
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Full Fact's Freedom of Information request has shed some light on a dispute between Iain Duncan Smith and an SNP MP during the Welfare Reform Bill debate.
How much Disability Living Allowance is being paid in the disability category of alcohol and drug abuse?
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Recent articles in the Sun and Express suggest that people within the Disability Living Allowance disabling category of alcohol and drug abuse are costing the taxpayer £435 million. However, our research gives the much lower figure of £19.1 million.
Budget 2011: how do Labour and Coalition spending plans match up?
Labour's Peter Hain yesterday told Sky News that there was a £40 billion difference between the cuts proposed by his party and those pursued by the Government. Is he right?
Is maths teaching in England "among the worst in the world"?
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The Daily Mail this week claimed that England suffered from some of the worst mathematics teaching in the developed world, citing a Plymouth University report. But is this actually what the study found?
Has there been a large rise in the number of recent offenders committing serious offences?
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The Daily Mail, Telegraph and Express have all reported a rise in serious offences convictions for recent offenders. We looked further into the validity of this claim.
What was the confusion at PMQ's over Disability Living Allowance mobility component?
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During Prime Minister Questions this week, Ed Miliband said that the mobility component of DLA is being removed by the Government. David Cameron said it is not. Who is right?
Budget 2011: will tax changes pay out more than they save?
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury and his Labour shadow couldn't agree on whether or not taxpayers would benefit from tax changes in the Budget. Can we get any clarity on the matter?
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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