Latest the economy fact checks
Debt is only projected to begin falling in the latter half of the decade
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s claim that the government is “delivering” on the pledge to get debt falling is only correct when looking at longer-term projections.
Around 93,600 jobs are supported by the oil and gas industry in Scotland
The Prime Minister was incorrect to suggest that 200,000 people are employed in the sector in Scotland.
38% of Universal Credit claimants are in work
Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves claimed that “around half” of Universal Credit claimants are in employment.