10 facts you need to know before the general election

2 March 2015

As we approach one of the most unpredictable general elections in recent history, one thing is certain. The facts behind the policy statements will be in dispute – and the public know it. This week’s NatCen poll for the UK Statistics Authority shows that while the public do trust official statistics, they just don’t trust the media or politicians to present them honestly.

Last week saw the launch of JRF’s new 2015 General Election Hub, the place for those seeking information about the policies underneath the politics ahead of the polls. On the site you’ll find rolling analysis of the parties’ pre-election pledges and useful facts about the Government’s performance around several major policy issues including living standards, work and housing. 

To start off, here are ten facts about incomes, work, housing and poverty in the UK, from recent research:

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Get involved in the discussion on Twitter by following JRF on @jrf_uk or by using the hashtag #ge2015

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