Are half of the people in Fermanagh and Omagh living in poverty?

CLAIM: Over half of the residents in Fermanagh & Omagh District Council are living in poverty.

CONCLUSION: INACCURATE. 25.1% of people in Fermanagh and Omagh lived in relative and/or absolute poverty, from 2012-15. The claim was corrected by the Fermanagh Herald on 6 February 2019. Continue reading Are half of the people in Fermanagh and Omagh living in poverty?

Homes paying bedroom tax increased fivefold?

CLAIM: The number of homes in Northern Ireland that have had their housing supplementary payments removed has increased five times more in the past year.

CONCLUSION:  ACCURATE WITH CONSIDERATION. The 140 households whose top-up payments ceased in the past year is four times more than the 35 households in the previous year. Also, we do not know the current status of the 175 households whose top-up payments have ceased. As of 30/9/2018, there are 32,378 households who are receiving the supplementary payments. Continue reading Homes paying bedroom tax increased fivefold?