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18 July 2012

Is the benefits cap pushing thousands of jobless back to work?

Earlier this week the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) released new statistics on benefit claimants at risk of being affected by the Government's planned benefit cap. Due to take …

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18 July 2012

Who's responsible for problem families misreporting?

The publication of a report by the Government's 'Troubled Families Tsar' this morning has reopened old wounds about the scale and nature of the social problems caused by difficult households. …

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17 July 2012

Has the Census revealed 'record' population growth?

The Financial Times and the Guardian both reported yesterday that "the population of England and Wales grew over the past decade at its fastest rate in 100 years." Meanwhile the …

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17 July 2012

Do NHS death rates rise when new junior doctors start their jobs?

Referencing a previous article published in June, the Daily Mail today reported a worrying rise in death rates around the time that junior doctors take up their first job in …

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17 July 2012

Are there more than 4,250 schools in Britain without a male teacher?

With figures released this week showing record numbers of male trainee primary school teachers, do thousands of British schools still lack a male teacher?

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17 July 2012

Is 20 plenty?

With the latest road casualty figures from the Department for Transport hot off the presses, campaigners have made no delay in drawing conclusions about whether 20 mph zones and limits …

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16 July 2012

Are one in 10 prisoners a former soldier?

Are official estimates on the proportion of inmates from military backgrounds wide of the mark?

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16 July 2012

Are 1,000 NHS patients a month dying due to 'basic errors'?

With the sound of the recent coroner's ruling on the death of 22 year-old Kane Gorey still ringing in the public ear, the Independent reported that the neglect at the …

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13 July 2012

How many disadvantaged young people are applying for university?

In a heated series of Commons questions this week, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg defended the Government's record on higher education, asserting that the proportion of disadvantaged young people …

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13 July 2012

How speedily do magistrates work?

Solicitor Greg Foxsmith and Minister for Police and Criminal Justice Nick Herbert disagreed on how long it takes for a defendant to be sentenced by magistrates. Who was right - …

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12 July 2012

Are farmers losing out on a pint of milk?

With thousands of farmers protesting at cuts to milk prices, several commentators have claimed that some farmers lose money on every litre of milk they produce. So what kind of …

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12 July 2012

London Assembly supports better data for the capital

During May's London Mayoral election, Full Fact pushed all the candidates to commit to providing Londoners with more reliable information by signing up to the Code of Practice for Official …

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