Data on migrants' benefits: statistics watchdog highlights time lag

The Government has released data to support its claims about migrants and benefits, but the UK Statistics Authority is disappointed about the delay.

DWP breaches statistics rules

The UK Statistics Authority revealed an official confession today of misdeeds from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Factchecking the Energy Bill

We've factchecked claims about onshore wind, the Renewables Obligation, energy targets, the cost of energy to consumers, and jobs in the energy industry.

The government doesn't own public information

HMRC has refused an FOI request about migration data. We think this is inadequate.

Health Secretary responds to our correction request on weekend deaths in hospitals

In October we checked the Health Secretary's claim that, "there are 11,000 excess deaths because we do not staff our hospitals properly at weekends." Here's the reply when we asked ...

Hiding the truth in plain sight

What does a Tom Hardy film have in common with the Department of Health?

Migrants and the benefits system: let's see the evidence

The evidence behind the Prime Minister's claims on EU migrants and benefits needs to be published.

User-friendly statistics: "What you can say, and what you can't"

We like the Justice Data Lab's user-friendly health warnings on the statistics it produces.

Department of Health to speed up responses to media and Full Fact

The Department of Health has revealed it will introduce measures which should mean if a claim can't be quickly substantiated it won't make it into a speech.

A typology of caveats

A typology of statistical context that includes information and caveats that affect how we might otherwise interpret the figures.

DWP uses 'made up' claimants in benefits leaflet

A benefits leaflet published by the Department for Work and Pensions contained 'made up' claimants, which have now been removed.

FoI madness, but not as we know it

Recent experiences of how requests under the Freedom of Information Act are handled leave us cold.

Statistics are not just numbers: they require context to be useful

We're working on a project to create an open standard for sharing the bits of statistics that aren't numbers: the caveats, context and explanations. Here's why.

Automatically spotting interesting sentences in parliamentary debates

Jake has been volunteering at Full Fact for several weeks now. As part of our work towards more automated factchecking, we showed him the work of Simone Teufel on extracting ...

Full Fact Podcast: Episode 4

We've launched a podcast for the election. Each week we'll bring you the facts behind the headlines, and news from our election HQ where the team is working 18 hour ...

The faces behind Full Fact

Today, viewers of the Andrew Marr show were treated to a glimpse behind the scenes at Full Fact's election centre. Bringing you the facts behind the spin is a demanding ...

Full Fact's election centre is homeless

Staring March 30th we plan to run an 18 hour a day factchecking center. We will work tirelessly to make sure that no claim goes unchallenged during the election. The ...

We need volunteers to monitor the media and parties

Full Fact is preparing to operate an 18 hour a day factchecking centre, from 6am to midnight every day of the election campaign. Monitoring is the raw material for everything ...

The Big Monitoring Project

It's open data day, and we need open data about election campaigns.

Spin off: how some of the UK's top research organisations are supporting factchecking

Inaccurate claims aren’t necessarily down to malicious intent. Often, they come about because people don’t understand the evidence or they’re in a hurry. But whatever the reason, inaccurate information does ...

We want to factcheck the 2015 General Election.

We want to factcheck from 6am to midnight, every day, for the six week run up to the election in May. To do this we need £25,000 to kit out ...

Full Fact Vs Scroobius Pip

While most of Scroobius Pip’s guests on his Distraction Pieces podcast are celebrities, he also likes to interview people “that aren’t as famous but are very much worth our audience ...

Christmas in graphs #6

Get the final answer to our Christmas quiz here!

Christmas in graphs #5

The answer to the penultimate question on our Christmas quiz — did you get it right?