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15 December 2011

Who are the 120,000 "problem families" and how much do they cost?

A figure that everybody knows and it seems nobody can source, do 120,000 families really cost £8 or £9 billion to support?

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13 December 2011

How much have renewable energy subsidies cost households?

The cost of renewable energy to the taxpayer has become a contentious issue as energy bills have risen in recent years. In a recent article by the Express, subsidising renewable …

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12 December 2011

Would EU treaty changes have cost the UK £30 billion in lost revenues?

Following the Prime Minister's veto of proposed EU treaty changes, supporters of the decision have claimed the veto protects UK financial interests. Full Fact investigated one such claim.

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9 December 2011

The EU summit crisis: What we know about Britain and the European Union

David Cameron made a bold statement today about Britain's position in the EU as he exercised the right to veto a revision to the Lisbon treaty, causing a deal to …

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8 December 2011

Did a group of Muslim women escape jail for attack because they were 'not used to alcohol'?

Some newspapers have reported a group of Muslim women avoided stronger sentences for attacking a passer-by after the mitigation was given that they were 'not used to alcohol'. Is this …

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6 December 2011

Unequal inequality figures cause confusion

A large number of newspapers and broadcasters ran stories yesterday reporting growing increases in UK and world income inequality. The reports, following the publication of an OECD study entitled 'Divided …

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5 December 2011

Benefit fraud: Has DWP hotline increased prosecutions?

Today's Express hailed a crackdown on benefit fraud by the coalition Government, attributing some of the success to the National Benefit Fraud Hotline. Is it as successful as the article …

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5 December 2011

Full Fact applies to lift Leveson Inquiry Restriction Order

Full Fact pushes for transparency from the Leveson Inquiry.

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1 December 2011

Was the rise in Child Tax Credit the biggest ever?

In PMQs this week Prime Minister David Cameron claimed the rise in Child Tax Credit this year was the biggest ever increase in Child Tax Credits. Is this true?

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30 November 2011

Public sector strike: are low paid workers paying more for pensions?

Labour Leader Ed Miliband today accused the Government of neglecting poorer public sector employees when drawing up their pension reforms. Is this fair?

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24 November 2011

Is social care funding rising or falling?

With Labour claiming that spending is being cut on elderly care and the Government arguing that care spending is going up by some £7.2 billion, what is really happening to …

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22 November 2011

How many 'fit to work' assessments are successfully overturned?

A row broke out in the letters column of the Guardian last week over the number of ESA assessments that were successfully overturned in court. One reader claimed that the …

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