Hannah Westwater
Hannah Westwater
Hannah started writing for The Big Issue in 2018 before joining the team as staff reporter a year later.
Universal credit: New sanctions threat sparks fears of poverty and debt after four weeks
welfare system

Universal credit: New sanctions threat sparks fears of poverty and debt after four weeks

A million people say they went a whole day without eating last month
cost of living crisis

A million people say they went a whole day without eating last month

Future Generations Bill passes final stage in House of Lords
Future Generations Bill

Future Generations Bill passes final stage in House of Lords

DWP accused of ‘hiding evidence’ that disabled people can’t afford food
welfare system

DWP accused of ‘hiding evidence’ that disabled people can’t afford food

The Bank of England says the cost of living crisis will last until 2023
cost of living crisis

The Bank of England says the cost of living crisis will last until 2023

Rishi Sunak has offered support for cost of living problems the government caused, say charities
cost of living crisis

Rishi Sunak has offered support for cost of living problems the government caused, say charities

Rishi Sunak reveals £150 council tax rebate as energy price cap rises by 54%
cost of living crisis

Rishi Sunak reveals £150 council tax rebate as energy price cap rises by 54%

What people are saying about the long-awaited levelling up white paper
Levelling up

What people are saying about the long-awaited levelling up white paper

The government’s levelling up policies are very similar to axed plans from 5 years ago
Levelling Up

The government’s levelling up policies are very similar to axed plans from 5 years ago

How experts think the government should actually be levelling up the country
Levelling Up

How experts think the government should actually be levelling up the country

Levelling up: Government ‘recycling old policies’ to distract from Partygate, says Labour
Levelling Up

Levelling up: Government ‘recycling old policies’ to distract from Partygate, says Labour

A CO2 shortage and higher phone bills are the latest cost of living pressures
cost of living crisis

A CO2 shortage and higher phone bills are the latest cost of living pressures

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