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What was claimed

Claimed by Conservative Party

Published widely across the media

Under the current system, people on a work, study or family visa only pay a £400 surcharge to use the NHS.

Our verdict

This is the current level the international health surcharge is set at each year, but the taxes that people who come to work in the UK pay also goes towards things like the NHS.

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What was claimed

Repeated claim by Labour Party

Published widely across the media

The UK could pay £500 million more per week for drugs following a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA.

Our verdict

The £500 million figure is not an estimate of how much drug prices could go up after a trade deal. It's a rough calculation based on the 'fairly extreme scenario' the average UK drug prices more than doubled.

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What was claimed

Said by Liberal Democrats

Contained in their manifesto

Staying in the European Union will secure a £50 billion Remain Bonus.

Our verdict

This is a fair assessment of the best available forecasts, comparing Remain to a Brexit deal scenario. But those forecasts themselves contain a high degree of uncertainty, so we shouldn’t treat £50 billion as definitive.

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It can’t be left to Facebook to safeguard democracy

Facebook are implementing new advertising guidelines after Full Fact spotted altered headlines being run by the Conservative Party.

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Election law needs to change before any election

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