This site has been archived. The work goes on at Full Fact.

economy

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 23/02/2011 - 11:17

Pie Chart

Implausible claim on the benefits of BST

A bizarre claim in the letters page of The Independent today caught my eye.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 22/02/2011 - 10:21

Building icon

More eye-watering figures for cybercrime

For sheer hyperbole, few subjects stretch disbelief further than cybercrime statistics.

Simon Briscoe :: Tue, 15/02/2011 - 11:02

Building icon

Youth unemployment: bad or very bad?

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 31/01/2011 - 16:06

Building icon

Too quick to bury the high street?

Last week Ordnance Survey issued a press release about changes on the high street as a result of the recession.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 24/01/2011 - 15:39

Building icon

Searching for happiness around the bend

Is happiness U-shaped? Everywhere but in the US, it seems.
 

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 15/11/2010 - 11:45

Pie Chart

Googling for economic data

The search engine Google is emerging as a powerful new source of economic and even stock market data.
 

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 19/10/2010 - 16:30

Building icon

How deep are the cuts, really?

Tomorrow’s public spending review is likely to be presented by all and sundry as cuts of a savagery not experienced since the Second World War.  

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 09/06/2010 - 09:38

Pie Chart

Eurostat wins new intervention powers

Rearrange the following into a common phrase or saying: horse, stable door, close, bolted.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 01/06/2010 - 15:20

Pie Chart

Open data: who thought of it first?

David Cameron’s open data policy is intended to make good his promise of government transparency.

Rishab Mehan :: Fri, 09/04/2010 - 14:34

Building icon

Mixed messages on inequality

In the midst of an election campaign it’s inevitable that various long-term statistics will be coming out of the woodwork.