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During an appearance on Radio 4’s Today programme, Conservative MP Robert Halfon wrongly claimed that green levies account for 25% of energy bills.
This figure is inaccurate. The 25% quoted only refers to electricity bills, not energy bills in general, and includes some money spent on social schemes, not just environmental schemes.What are green levies?
ITV has reported that it’s estimated holidaymakers have only a 50% chance of getting their passport renewed in a “successful and timely manner”.
There is increased demand for passport processing at the moment, but the 50% figure is an estimate from an economic consultancy and doesn’t appear to be based on statistical data.Chances of getting your passport in time
A Facebook post has falsely claimed that new documents released by Pfizer show that its Covid-19 vaccine has only a 12% efficacy rate.
These claims are false and based on misinterpretations of documents released over a year ago, not as part of a recently released collection of documents about Pfizer’s clinical trials.What is the true efficacy rate?
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