Welfare

Fact checks related to the welfare of the country, the welfare state, state spending, poverty and pensions

7 November 2016

The IFS and the benefit cap

The Institute for Fiscal Studies said that the benefit cap used to almost exclusively affect families with a lot of children or high rents, but not any more.

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The IFS and the benefit cap
2 November 2016

Welfare sanctions and homelessness

A survey found that 39% of homeless people had been sanctioned. 21% became homeless because of it.

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Welfare sanctions and homelessness
31 August 2016

The changing face of welfare

Since 2010 the government has introduced a number of changes to the welfare system. We looked at how things have changed.

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The changing face of welfare
9 May 2016

The government's EU leaflet: benefits

Factchecking the government's EU referendum leaflet on benefits for EU migrants.

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The government's EU leaflet: benefits
14 April 2016

Do benefit fraud investigators outnumber tax inspectors 10:1?

We’ve looked into claims comparing the number of benefit fraud and tax evasion investigators.

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Do benefit fraud investigators outnumber tax inspectors 10:1?
31 March 2016

Is spending on disability benefits going up or down?

Competing claims about spending on disability benefits count different types of disability benefits.

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Is spending on disability benefits going up or down?
3 February 2016

Universal Credit: will it "make work pay"?

There have been conflicting claims over whether Universal Credit will "make work pay".

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Universal Credit: will it "make work pay"?

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