Private finance schemes by successive governments have left Scottish taxpayers footing a £40 billion bill to build schools, hospitals, roads and other projects worth £9 billion, according to Scotland’s spending watchdog.
Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim by Ian Murray MP that Scotland would need a deficit of three per cent or below to join the EU.
A World Bank watchdog is investigating claims of human rights abuses and poor conditions at overseas for-profit schools run by a company partly funded by the UK taxpayer.
Ferret Fact Service looks at UK government plans to require voters to bring identification to polling stations in UK elections.
Freedom of information requests to the UK and Scottish governments reveal that authorities have no idea how much peat is being removed and sold commercially.
Ferret Fact Service looks at incorrect information about what you need to bring in order to vote in the general election 2019.
Ferret Fact Service looks at what the Scottish party manifestos say about austerity before the general election.
The Ferret and HuffPost UK look at how care leavers in Scotland are fighting back against the impact of government austerity policy.
The Ferret and HuffPost investigate the impact of government austerity policy on the lives of disabled people in Scotland.