SNP Manifesto: Productivity and unemployment
The facts about productivity and unemployment in Scotland.
UKIP Manifesto: the Barnett Formula
We've factchecked claims from UKIP's 2017 election manifesto.
Labour Manifesto: Firefighters
We've factchecked claims from Jeremy Corbyn's speech at the Labour party manifesto launch.
How have wages changed over the past decade?
Average wages have fallen and are starting to recover. Even as the average wage fell, many people's wages were going up.
Wales’s fiscal deficit: the gap between tax and spend
It’s much larger in Wales than across the whole of the UK
Councils in London spend more per head
From 2012/13 to 2014/15, English councils outside London spent about 35% less per head than those in the capital.
Scotland's public finances
Scotland’s public finances benefit from being part of the UK, although that hasn’t always been the case.
Productivity in the UK workplace: London vs. the rest
London's productivity is higher than the rest of the UK, although not by as much as some people have suggested.
Foreign Direct Investment in the North
It's correct that the number of FDI deals in the North has increased at double the rate of the rest of the country. But that doesn't tell us how much these deals are worth.
Unemployment in Wales is the lowest in the UK
The unemployment rate in Wales is 4.1%, lower than England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Across the whole of the UK it’s 4.9%.
Regional investment in transport: we don’t know exactly who gets what
London is almost certainly set to receive a much larger proportion of government spending on transport infrastructure per head than anywhere else up to 2021. How much more per head? We don’t know exactly.
Does delaying airport expansion cost us £6 million a day?
There are three shortlisted plans to expand airport capacity in the South-East. A cross-party group of MPs have suggested that delaying the decision costs the UK between £2 million and £7 million a day, depending on which project is be chosen and how carbon emissions will be controlled in future.
How much do the regions of the UK receive in EU funding?
There is no specific amount that each region of the UK gets from the EU, this changes from year to year depending on the number of funding applications.