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17 May 2012

Metro corrects nursing job cuts error

Earlier this week Full Fact pointed out that the Metro, Times and i newspapers had all misreported the Royal College of Nursing's report on cuts to nursing jobs. Today, the …

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16 May 2012

What's behind higher rates of sick leave in the public sector?

According to the media, public sector workers are 60% more likely to be absent from work due to illness than those in the private sector. Is there 'no reason' for …

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16 May 2012

Does UK Trade and Investment generate £19 for every £1 spent?

Lord Digby Jones says that UK Trade and Investment generates £19 for every £1 of taxpayers money spent, but is this true?

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15 May 2012

Are 9 out of 10 people claiming benefits in parts of Scotland?

Businessman Sir Tom Hunter sparked a debate about the 'benefits culture' north of the border over the weekend, when he claimed in his Sunday Times column that the Scottish welfare …

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15 May 2012

Has reporting of Special Educational Needs improved?

Today the Government announced that families are to be given 'personal budgets' for their children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). The reforms are also expected to reduce the number of …

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14 May 2012

Do Iain Duncan Smith's DLA claims ring true?

The Work and Pensions Secretary made his case for reforming the Disability Living Allowance to the Sunday Telegraph. But does the evidence support him?

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14 May 2012

Ignoring red lights? Not the cyclists, but the researchers

The Guardian today featured an informative article on their Bike Blog, running with the headline: "Lies, damn lies, and statistics about red light jumping Do 57% of UK cyclists jump …

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11 May 2012

Are NHS pension figures 'skewed'?

After public sector workers again took to picket lines over proposed changes to their pensions, we look at whether or not the 'average' NHS pension weighs in at just £4,000 …

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11 May 2012

How do you solve a problem like an expensive aircraft carrier?

Yesterday the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced a change in policy on fighter aircraft for the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers. Mr Hammond told the Commons that the Government would be …

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11 May 2012

How many public sector workers went on pensions strike?

Following another wave of public sector strikes over pensions, the Government and Unions have again clashed on exactly how many workers went out on strike yesterday. But did newspapers report …

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10 May 2012

Report exposes need for better immigration data

The Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration John Vine today hit the headlines after he criticised the time passengers were having to wait to clear border control at Heathrow airport. …

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10 May 2012

Are Asians disproportionately represented in prosecutions for sex offences?

On the Today Programme yesterday Keth Vaz MP and former Head of the Prison Service Martin Narey went head-to-head over the ethnicity of sex offenders. But did they get their …

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