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31 January 2011

House price volatility in the Express

When it comes to how the Express reports the housing market, it has often seemed like the only way is up. Earlier this month we showed how the paper had …

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28 January 2011

How many Britons really want out of the EU?

The Daily Express have made several references to polls that seem to suggest a large proportion of the British public oppose UK membership in the European Union. To what extent …

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27 January 2011

Express corrects claim on Incapacity Benefit

When Northern and Shell withdrew from regulation by the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) Full Fact along with MPs and industry bodies raised concerns about the implications of the move for …

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27 January 2011

How much are employment tribunals costing businesses?

The Telegraph today ran a story regarding plans by the coalition government to overhaul employment law in which it was claimed that "business spends on average £4,000 on average to …

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26 January 2011

Incapacity Benefit: Can 94% of claimants work?

The latest welfare figures have again been subject to misinterpretation among certain newspapers. Yet the Daily Mail has gone further than most - suggesting 94 per cent on incapacity benefit …

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25 January 2011

Express house price reports: Change we can believe in?

Last week Full Fact showed how the Daily Express had taken what could be at best described as an over optimistic interpretation of house price forecasts. Splashing on the news …

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18 January 2011

Has the London Murder rate fallen by a quarter under Boris?

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson claimed last week that the number of people murdered in the capital had fallen by an "average" of 25 per cent. What does he …

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18 January 2011

Bursting the Express house price bubble

The front page of this morning's Express reports that we will soon see a house price surge. However when Full Fact looked closer at the sources for the story, we …

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21 December 2010

Full Fact's best of 2010

As MPs head back to their constituencies for Christmas, we take a quick look at some of the progress made in promoting accurate political debate in our inaugural year.

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20 December 2010

An historically small budget deficit?

Having been elected General Secretary of the UK's second largest trade union last month, Len McCluskey has wasted no time in creating a stir by this morning calling for strikes …

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20 December 2010

Welcome move towards more transparent data from DWP

After last week's agreement by two newspapers to amend erroneous stories we had been chasing them about for months, Full Fact is also pleased to report success in another ongoing …

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16 December 2010

SEN errors in press corrected after Full Fact goes to PCC

After three months of persistence, Full Fact is happy to report that the Daily Telegraph and Independent newspapers have agreed to alter inaccurate figures in their coverage of an Ofsted …

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