Did the ‘NI 2012 – Our Time, Our Place’ campaign help bring in one million visitors?

CLAIM: The ‘NI – Our Time, Our Place’ campaign in 2012 helped to attract 1,000,000 visitors to Northern Ireland and brought £40 million to the local economy.

CONCLUSION: UNSUBSTANTIATED. This claim relies on a report by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, without research methodology or sources provided. Other evidence demonstrates a growing trend in visitor numbers. The ‘NI – Our Time, Our Place’ campaign may have made a positive contribution. However, Northern Ireland still lags behind other economies in the region. Continue reading Did the ‘NI 2012 – Our Time, Our Place’ campaign help bring in one million visitors?

Do almost 1% of people earn less than the minimum wage?

CLAIM: In 2015, nearly 1% of employees were not paid minimum wage.

CONCLUSION: ACCURATE. This claim can be substantiated by numerous government surveys and reports. There has been further investigation by organisations in the United Kingdom to determine who is most affected, the causes behind non-compliance, and solutions for the problem. Continue reading Do almost 1% of people earn less than the minimum wage?