Tag Archives: Kate Belgrave

Journalist Kate Belgrave reports on the chaos of the benefit system

Read this  important blog post by journalist Kate Belgrave which exposes the mess of the benefits system that is playing havoc with people’s lives and watch this space for more to come as people start to organise and fightback:

http://www.katebelgrave.com/2016/09/time-to-take-the-whole-benefits-claim-system-down-and-start-again-this-is-mayhem-seriously/http://www.katebelgrave.com/2016/09/time-to-take-the-whole-benefits-claim-system-down-and-start-again-this-is-mayhem-seriously/

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Sanctioned while waiting to be sanctioned

A core member of the Focus E15 Campaign, Sam Middleton, has been caught in the catch 22 system of benefit sanctions.  She and another member of the Focus E15 campaign Kate Belgrave, recently spent a day figuratively wandering through the bureaucratic labyrinth that is the Department of Work and Pensions.

By Kate Belgrave 

Yesterday, I spent god knows how long on the phone to the Department for Work and Pensions (a charged-for call, if you don’t mind), having the most ridiculous conversation that I (and probably anyone) has ever had with them.

Finish reading the  rest of Kate Belgrave’s post here

More from Kate Belgrave at www.katebelgrave.com