6th Dec 2019

What do leaked Treasury documents tell us about checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea?

We look at what the leaked Treasury documents Jeremy Corbyn revealed say about checks on goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

6th Dec 2019

The BBC Prime Ministerial Debate: fact checked

The debate was primarily a greatest hits compilation of each leader’s most frequently-repeated lines from the election campaign, almost all of which we have written about before.

6th Dec 2019

The Barnett Formula isn’t set out in law

The Barnett Formula didn’t apply when the DUP negotiated £1 billion for Northern Ireland because public spending in England didn’t change.

6th Dec 2019

£30,000 would be a high graduate salary for most new teachers in England

A commitment to raise teacher salaries to £30,000 by 2022/23 would likely put new teachers in the top quarter of graduate earners in England.

5th Dec 2019

Got a question about the election? Ask Full Fact

Ask us any questions you have about the UK general election, and we'll try and get you the answers you deserve.

5th Dec 2019

Sajid Javid claims 50% fall in homelessness under Conservatives—homelessness is up since 2010

Statutory homelessness increased by 39% between 2010 and 2017 (more recent data isn’t comparable). Rough sleeping is also up by 165%.

5th Dec 2019

This quote about selling NHS assets does not appear in the leaked UK-US trade documents

A quote about the US having a “right to withdraw all trade, aid and communication” in negotiations about the NHS does not appear in a leaked government document.

5th Dec 2019

SNP manifesto claim on living wage is slight underestimate

Around 83% of employee jobs in Scotland receive the real living wage or more, this is higher than any of the UK countries, but it lower than in the South ...

5th Dec 2019

The housing supply has increased by a million in the past five years

Claims about the increasing number of homes under the Conservatives are correct, but the majority of homes are built by the private sector, not the state.

5th Dec 2019

There are 11 million people in the private rented sector

In 2009/10 there were 3.4 million households renting from a private landlord and this has risen to 4.5 million in 2017/18.

5th Dec 2019

If you are earning £80,000 you are in the top 5% of income tax payers

Despite the disagreement of an audience member on Question Time, a salary of £80,000 a year puts you in the top 5% of income tax payers.

4th Dec 2019

Labour claims about savings under their policies are not credible

These figures are not credible and do not represent what “average families” will save under Labour’s policies.

3rd Dec 2019

No single figure about child poverty tells the whole story

Based on one of the most comprehensive measures, child poverty fell between 2010 and 2015, but has been rising since. The latest figures suggest it’s now back to roughly what ...

3rd Dec 2019

Corbyn incorrectly says UK has worst recycling in the EU

The UK has a fairly average recycling rate for the EU.

2nd Dec 2019

UK has one of the highest levels of foreign-born doctors and nurses in the EU

A Telegraph columnist’s comments exaggerate by claiming the UK is the only EU country with a health service heavily dependent on foreign staff.