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News and updates from the Full Fact team

5 March 2016

High impact factchecking

Three demonstrations of how Full Fact makes a difference in the past few days.

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High impact factchecking
3 March 2016

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 …

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Health Secretary responds to our correction request on weekend deaths in hospitals
19 February 2016

Colour blind awareness in Full Fact graphs

Last week someone from the ONS got in touch pointing out that one of our graphs wasn't accessible to some colour-blind people.    We want our work to be accessible to …

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Colour blind awareness in Full Fact graphs
18 February 2016

The tables have turned on employment figures

This week the ONS completed changes to its releases that will make it much easier to access and use its data

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The tables have turned on employment figures
17 February 2016

Explaining the EU deal

The Prime Minister’s EU renegotiation deal, or “new settlement for the United Kingdom”, is a package of changes to EU rules being discussed by European leaders on 18 and 19 …

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Explaining the EU deal
9 February 2016

FoI madness, but not as we know it

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

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FoI madness, but not as we know it
9 February 2016

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.

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DWP uses 'made up' claimants in benefits leaflet
9 February 2016

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.

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Department of Health to speed up responses to media and Full Fact
9 February 2016

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.

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User-friendly statistics: "What you can say, and what you can't"
9 February 2016

Hiding the truth in plain sight

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

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Hiding the truth in plain sight
9 February 2016

DWP breaches statistics rules

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

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 DWP breaches statistics rules
9 February 2016

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.

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Data on migrants' benefits: statistics watchdog highlights time lag

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