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A Welfare Benefit Specialist Adviser’s point of view of the current crisis of the benefit system

Becky Polain (not pictured above) has worked since leaving college, solely in benefits, over twelve years for the DSS/DWP and over nine years for a local charity, HARC, that specialises in welfare benefit advice and representation in one of the poorest and most deprived areas of the country. She has witnessed the systematic destruction of a support system, designed to help those that need it most, to create a widespread situation of poverty, ill-health and despair. She shares her thoughts below.

Posted 09:05 Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 In: Politics Tags: Amber Rudd ATOS Employment and Support Allowance ESA Maximus nhs PIP police Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions UC Universal Credit

Council tax bills set to rise as funding cuts go on

It’s budget time for local government and both Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council are grappling with continuing cuts in central government funding. In their turn, residents face increased council tax bills. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 11:49 Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 In: Home Ground Tags: council tax David Elkin ESCC HBC Peter Chowney police

When electioneering gets edgy

HOT’s Erica Smith investigates the police investigating general election practices.

Posted 17:42 Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 In: Election 2017 Tags: Amber Rudd Conservative criminal damage election electoral commission Evict Amber Rudd fraud graffiti labour Peter Chowney police political Terri Lock

Who will be your Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex?

Who are the Jailbirds seeking your vote on 15 November for the election that has remained in solitary confinement? HOT’s Solomon Curtis investigated the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Posted 09:32 Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 In: Home Ground Tags: 15th November bourne chisnall commissioner conservatives crime curtis daniel david democrats elections godfrey ian katy labour liberal pcc police rogers solomon ukip
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