Isabella McRae
Isabella McRae is a senior reporter at The Big Issue specialising in social justice. She reports on a wide range of issues including poverty and inequality, the benefits system, disability rights, housing, health, immigration, gender equality and much more. Isabella was a winner of the PPA Next Gen Awards in 2023, formerly known as the 30 under 30. She was shortlisted for journalist of the year in the Scope Disability Awards 2024.
'DWP doesn't seem to care': Jobcentres close on election day as 1,500 security guards go on strike
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Department for Work and Pensions

'DWP doesn't seem to care': Jobcentres close on election day as 1,500 security guards go on strike

Energy bills fall but millions are still struggling. What do I do if I can't afford to pay?
energy bills
Cost of living crisis

Energy bills fall but millions are still struggling. What do I do if I can't afford to pay?

Zoë Wanamaker on Donald Trump, 'right-wing a**holes' and why we all should be kinder to one another
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Social justice

Zoë Wanamaker on Donald Trump, 'right-wing a**holes' and why we all should be kinder to one another

Sunak's flagship free childcare scheme under threat from staffing 'crisis'
child at window
Childcare

Sunak's flagship free childcare scheme under threat from staffing 'crisis'

Male domestic abuse survivor who almost 'gave up' wants others to know help is out there
man and baby's hand
Domestic abuse

Male domestic abuse survivor who almost 'gave up' wants others to know help is out there

Millions can't afford essentials like food. The next government must take action from day one
keir starmer campaigning ahead of general election
General election 2024

Millions can't afford essentials like food. The next government must take action from day one

Child poverty in working households soared by 1,350 a week since Tories came to power, report finds
a child reading
Poverty

Child poverty in working households soared by 1,350 a week since Tories came to power, report finds

Half of disabled people in the UK feel ignored this general election: 'We have a right to be heard'
Mohammed Azeem and support worker Caz
Disability rights

Half of disabled people in the UK feel ignored this general election: 'We have a right to be heard'

Keir Starmer says benefits lack 'dignity' – but real indignity is Britain's broken welfare system
keir starmer
General election 2024

Keir Starmer says benefits lack 'dignity' – but real indignity is Britain's broken welfare system

June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus universal credit increase
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Benefits

June 2024 payment dates for DWP benefits – plus universal credit increase

Even though I have Down's syndrome, I know how to party. I'm the first and last on the dance floor
Down The Lens creators Emily and Sophie
Learning Disability Week 2024

Even though I have Down's syndrome, I know how to party. I'm the first and last on the dance floor

'I want to get out': The fight for people with learning disabilities to live at home – not hospitals
Learning Disability Week 2024

'I want to get out': The fight for people with learning disabilities to live at home – not hospitals