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Alex Tiffin

My name is Alex Tiffin, I’m 30 years old and I live in a small village in the Scottish Highlands.

I’m an independent journalist who writes about social issues and politics.

Having been on benefits I write from experience, it is after all Universal Credit that brought me to becoming a writer.

I started documenting my experience after I posted a tweet outlining the harsh reality of life on benefits. Being new to Twitter at the time I didn’t understand the implications of what going viral meant.

I soon found myself being asked to write more about my experiences. From there with the help of my loyal and enthusiastic supporters I went on to establish this site. At first as a personal blog but now as a news site.

I write in the only way I know; blunt and to the point. I understand that people not only want the facts but also want to know how it will affect them. This is something often overlooked by traditional media.

I have recently, (March 2019) left Universal Credit to pursue a full time career in writing. I have found something that I am incredibly passionate about.

While I do give my opinion, I base it on facts. I do not make assumptions or attempt to persuade my readers in a certain way. I give them the facts, so that they can make an informed decision.

Hugh Grant, Alex Tiffin and Peter Stefanovic
Hugh Grant, me and Peter Stefanovic | © Peter Stefanovic

Since I started I have had much support from all over the UK. Actor Hugh Grant and Solicitor turned Journalist, Peter Stefanovic are two people who I owe a lot too. They used their considerable platforms to help me grow and I have become firm friends of both.

I now have a group of amazing followers across social media who not only support my work by sharing it but also give me advise. It is them who am indebted to.


Due to my very low income I had to rely on foodbanks to get by. As I couldn’t afford to give anything back to them physically I decided to start the #FoodBankChallenge.

If you can, please make a donation to your local foodbank as they are under so much pressure because of this government’s policies.

I aim to highlight the failures of government and explain in depth the struggles people face. As Naive as it sounds, I really do think I can make a difference.

I hope you find my work useful and informative and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Please contact me for any media enquiries.

If you like what you’ve read and you’d like to support me in continuing to write more you can make a donation here. Independent Journalism is just as important as mainstream as it covers the topics they don’t want to, or aren’t allowed to by their editors. Click here to donate.

I am an NUJ Freelance member and in the process of becoming compliant with the government approved Independent Press Regulator; IMPRESS.