Are we saving £1,205 a year in income tax?

A basic rate taxpayer will pay around £940 less in 2019/20 compared to 2010/11, once you factor in how prices have changed over that time.

BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck

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.

Would Labour borrow a trillion pounds?

The claim that Labour's manifesto promises would cost a trillion pounds is not a fully costed estimate, and we don't know if it refers to spending increases or total spending.

Water rip-off? Are water bills up 40% since privatisation?

Bills rose sharply after privatisation in 1989 but have been falling slightly in recent years.

Budget 2018: three things we learned

What does the 2018 budget mean for austerity, income tax, and taxes on digital companies?

BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck

Question Time on 25 October 2018 came from Barrow-in-Furness. Topics covered included Brexit, austerity, Trident and non-disclosure agreements.

Has 86% of austerity fallen on women?

That’s a broadly fair assessment, but doesn’t consider the impact of household partners pooling income.

How much of this meme on government spending is true?

A widely shared tweet lists multiple claims about government spending in certain areas. But are the figures correct?

Has austerity hit the most vulnerable the hardest?

Austerity policies have impacted the poorest households most. Despite this, since 2010 the poorest households have seen their post-tax incomes rise the most.

The government hasn’t u-turned on energy price caps

The government did introduce legislation to allow for temporary energy tariff caps, as promised in the 2017 Conservative manifesto.

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