Surplus funds from National Insurance Contributions in the UK are currently invested towards reducing the national debt.
Question Time on 1 November came from Clacton-on-Sea. Topics covered included income tax changes, austerity, early elections, policing priorities, and the impact on Brexit of the investigation into Arron Banks.
Bills rose sharply after privatisation in 1989 but have been falling slightly in recent years.
Question Time on 25 October 2018 came from Barrow-in-Furness. Topics covered included Brexit, austerity, Trident and non-disclosure agreements.
A widely shared tweet lists multiple claims about government spending in certain areas. But are the figures correct?
Austerity policies have impacted the poorest households most. Despite this, since 2010 the poorest households have seen their post-tax incomes rise the most.
We don’t know exactly who in the UK gets what out of infrastructure spending.
The Royal Family will pay for the wedding, but the state pays for the security. Security for Prince William’s wedding cost over £6 million.
Labour’s free bus policy, factchecked.
Some providers of UK utilities like energy, post and rail have links with foreign governments
An increasing proportion of the Scottish government’s budget comes from taxes raised in Scotland, rather than the block grant.
Carillion was signed off by Leeds City Council as the preferred bidder for a project in December 2017, but no contract was signed.
38% of Carillion PFI deals were awarded during the Labour government, according to published data.
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