FactCheck: Work Programme still under pressure to prove its worth
The government’s back-to-work programme is praised by ministers but damned as a failure by the unions. FactCheck referees.
FactCheck: The Work Programme is improving – but it still fails the sick and disabled
The latest figures from the Work Programme have been hailed as a success by the government – and a resounding failure by Labour and the unions. FactCheck cuts through the spin.
FactCheck: are food banks plugging the benefits gap?
Charities say poor people are flocking to food banks because of weaknesses in the welfare state. Is that fair?
Unemployment: why it really is good news
Growth is down but employment is up. It’s a conundrum for economists. Can we rely on the jobless figures or is the government cooking the books? FactCheck finds out.
FactCheck: How fierce is competition in the job market?
The Labour leader said there are five people for every vacant job in Dartford, where the Howes family live. Was he right? And how does the competition measure up in the rest of the country? FactCheck investigates.