Hannah Westwater
Hannah started writing for The Big Issue in 2018 before joining the team as staff reporter a year later.
Ministers’ logic ‘difficult to comprehend’ as benefits hit 35-year low
benefits
welfare system

Ministers’ logic ‘difficult to comprehend’ as benefits hit 35-year low

Food banks near ‘breaking point’ as poverty soars, PM told
food banks
poverty

Food banks near ‘breaking point’ as poverty soars, PM told

DWP tries to scrap promise to report impact of universal credit
universal credit
welfare system

DWP tries to scrap promise to report impact of universal credit

Right-wing think tank tells Sunak to ‘stop being allergic to welfare’
cost of living
cost of living crisis

Right-wing think tank tells Sunak to ‘stop being allergic to welfare’

Nearly 30% of people facing debt were in energy arrears before the cost of living crisis
cost of living
cost of living crisis

Nearly 30% of people facing debt were in energy arrears before the cost of living crisis

Martin Lewis creates 90-point 'survival kit' for people struggling with the cost of living crisis
cost of living crisis
cost of living crisis

Martin Lewis creates 90-point 'survival kit' for people struggling with the cost of living crisis

‘A national scandal’: High court rejects appeal to keep disability benefits in line with universal credit
legacy benefits
welfare system

‘A national scandal’: High court rejects appeal to keep disability benefits in line with universal credit

Millions being spent to store wasted PPE could ease the cost of living crisis. Here’s how
cost of living
cost of living crisis

Millions being spent to store wasted PPE could ease the cost of living crisis. Here’s how

Benefit claimants suspected of ‘wrong-doing and deceit’ when trying to access government support, says study
universal credit
welfare system

Benefit claimants suspected of ‘wrong-doing and deceit’ when trying to access government support, says study

Energy price cap rise marks start of 'living standards catastrophe' for UK's poorest people
Thermostat on a radiator
cost of living crisis

Energy price cap rise marks start of 'living standards catastrophe' for UK's poorest people

This week’s energy price rise is largest ‘since records began’
cost of living crisis
cost of living

This week’s energy price rise is largest ‘since records began’

Why you should submit a meter reading today
meter reading
cost of living

Why you should submit a meter reading today