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11 February 2013

How many people have never worked in their lives?

As it was revealed that 4 million people in Britain have never worked in their lives, today's headlines accused Britons of idleness. But how many of them are students? People …

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11 February 2013

"Dilnot-lite"? What are the Coalition's plans for the reform of social care?

On the day that the Government announces its plan to overhaul the social care system in England, Full Fact presents the first part of its analysis of the new model.

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8 February 2013

Are women paying 60% less income tax than men?

As Government politicians are keen to remind us, there are more women in the workforce than ever before. Yet they still contribute 60% less in income tax than men. What …

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7 February 2013

Is Britain Europe's 'migrant magnet'?

Britain has been dubbed a "migrant magnet" by today's papers as 'new figures' compared migration rates in the EU. Do we really deserve this moniker?

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7 February 2013

Has Whitehall overestimated its own cost-cutting?

As part of its austerity drive, the Coalition pledged to cut public spending on the business of government by billions of pounds. This week in the House of Commons, Labour …

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6 February 2013

Are fewer ethnic minority children being adopted?

As the Children and Families Bill, which was published yesterday, aims to make it easier for adoptive parents to look after children from a different ethnic background to themselves, we …

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6 February 2013

"First, do no harm": are hospitals failing their patients?

Today the Francis report documented the shocking failures of care at hospitals in Mid-Staffordshire and recommended changes to the structure of NHS management. Full Fact has been looking into the …

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5 February 2013

Has Britain lost its faith?

Between falling church attendances and census figures showing a rise in non-believers, is religion in this country doomed? Full Fact looks at the state of Britain's flock.

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4 February 2013

Does the UK subsidise the upbringing of foreigners' children?

While the changes to Child Benefit mean that families in the UK are means-tested, today's Daily Mail front page announced that foreign parents continue to profit from the payment, at …

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4 February 2013

'Bedroom tax': the who, the what and the why

The 'bedroom tax' will come into force in two months, but a lot of questions remain unanswered: Who exactly is affected? How many of them are disabled? Full Fact investigates.

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1 February 2013

Apprenticeship starts go up, success rates go down

Last week Business Secretary Vince Cable hailed new figures which show that the number of people starting apprenticeships has doubled in two years. Anyone aged 16 or over and not …

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1 February 2013

Making poverty history or wasting taxpayers' money?

This week The Sun reported that two thirds of foreign aid from the UK government is subject to administration costs. So how much of this money arrives at its intended …

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