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FactCheck: Cameron vs Miliband – the dodgy claims to watch out for
David Cameron and Ed Miliband make their big pitch to the nation tonight. Don’t want to get taken in by the spin? Read this first.
Budget 2015: what was in it?
George Osborne makes his final pitch to voters with a handout to savers and first time buyers.
Childcare costs rise 33 per cent in this parliament
The cost of a part-time nursery place for a child under two goes over £6,000 a year for the first time, according to research by the Family and Childcare Trust.
Registering to vote is easy – this is what you do
The Electoral Commission says 30 per cent of people aged 18-24 have not yet registered to vote. But registering only takes a few minutes – so here’s our simple guide.
Clegg: Tories are ‘kidding’ voters on cuts
The deputy prime minister says a future Conservative government would pare back public spending “remorselessly”.
Are you an autumn statement winner or loser?
Home-buyers are among the winners of the autumn statement, with many expected to save thousands of pounds on stamp duty. But it isn’t all good news, we’re afraid.
Four reasons why bees are better than footballers
Environment Secretary Liz Truss says Britain’s bees need to be treated like Premier League players – but perhaps we should value them more than football’s best paid. Here’s why.
Wooing Scotland: what are the pro-union parties offering?
The Conservatives are offering the Scottish parliament the power to set income tax if Scots vote to the stay in the union. What are the other main parties putting on the table?
FactCheck: the great trickle from Bulgaria and Romania
We were promised a flood of immigration from Bulgaria and Romania, but the reality is more of a trickle, as FactCheck finds out.
Brown calls on Scotland to reject independence
The former prime minister Gordon Brown makes his first major intervention in the Scottish referendum debate with a speech calling on the country to vote no to independence.
Benefit delays or benefit sanctions are the major factor driving people to use food banks says the charity that runs hundreds of them across the country.
FactCheck: Clegg/Farage – the lies to look out for
Clegg/Farage round two is almost upon us. Cut through the spin with FactCheck’s guide to the truth about Europe and immigration.
Why not everyone gains from a higher personal allowance
The chancellor could raise the personal tax allowance in Wednesday’s budget, but to do so is expensive and can skew the way money is distributed across the population.
FactCheck: does Labour’s youth jobs guarantee add up?
Labour wants to raid bankers’ bonuses to create jobs for young people. The Conservatives say the sums don’t add up.