Law in the UK
Sussex Police are responsible for upholding the law in Hastings but you can use this page for useful links to government websites about law in the UK.
- Get help dealing with noisy neighbours and intimidating groups
- Get help dealing with racial hate crime
- Get help dealing with religious hate crime
- How to report domestic violence in Hastings
- Information about the criminal justice system
- Everything you need to know about driving in the UK
- Getting a TV licence
- Faith and Religion: the UK has one of the most religiously diverse populations in Europe, and the right to religious freedom is embraced. Communities and individuals are free to practice their faith without hindrance and encouraged to openly celebrate it.
It is illegal in the UK for anyone to discriminate against you because of your faith or religion.
- Discrimination: it is illegal in the UK to discriminate against people because of their colour, race, ethnic or national origins, age, gender, sex or sexual orientation. If you have been discriminated against for any of these reasons, you must report it. If you have been found to have discriminated against people you could be prosecuted.
- Smoking: smoking is forbidden in the UK in enclosed public places such as pubs, restaurants, nightclubs, shops, offices, government buildings, factories, private members clubs, in cinema and on public transport.
If you are ensure about whether you can smoke somewhere, look for signs or ask somebody before you light a cigarette. If you are caught smoking in a banned area you could be fined £50.
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