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If we are going to build back better we need to think local
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If we are going to build back better we need to think local

Positive action starts with community, something Neighbourly CEO Steve Butterworth says business and policymakers would do well to remember.

Universal credit is a lifeline for the UK’s poorest children. Cutting it would be devastating
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Universal credit is a lifeline for the UK’s poorest children. Cutting it would be devastating

When Alex Firth spoke to parents relying on universal credit, he heard stories of adults already skipping meals to feed their kids. Cutting the benefit will be devastating, he writes

Energy crisis shines a light on fuel poverty impacting millions of families
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Energy crisis shines a light on fuel poverty impacting millions of families

Beyond the news of energy suppliers going bust are millions of people facing disaster, says Simon Francis of the End Fuel Poverty Coalition.

How The Big Issue became an A-level set text
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How The Big Issue became an A-level set text

The Big Issue at 30: Thirty years of changes… and one thing that’s stayed the same
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The Big Issue at 30: Thirty years of changes… and one thing that’s stayed the same

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The Big Issue is turning 30 but our work is far from done
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The Big Issue is turning 30 but our work is far from done

Life as a debt advisor: Universal credit is the one constant struggle
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Life as a debt advisor: Universal credit is the one constant struggle

Where is the new tax revenue going? Maybe Dominic Cummings knows
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Where is the new tax revenue going? Maybe Dominic Cummings knows

The UK needs a common policy on refugees, not this shameful shambles
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The UK needs a common policy on refugees, not this shameful shambles

The Connor Brothers offer a fresh view of a better Britain
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The Connor Brothers offer a fresh view of a better Britain

‘A library for homeless people can offer more than books, it’s a space to be’
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‘A library for homeless people can offer more than books, it’s a space to be’

The national insurance hike is a scam — and won’t fix social care
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The national insurance hike is a scam — and won’t fix social care

The Greens’ small step in Scotland could yet have a big say in the UK
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The Greens’ small step in Scotland could yet have a big say in the UK

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Don’t be too cynical about Airbnb housing Afghan refugees. Just a bit cynical
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Don’t be too cynical about Airbnb housing Afghan refugees. Just a bit cynical

‘Detention centres destroy people’s mental health’
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‘Detention centres destroy people’s mental health’

How can a person be illegal?
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How can a person be illegal?

We need to welcome refugees, not deter them
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We need to welcome refugees, not deter them

Council tax valuations have been around since Chesney was No. 1
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Council tax valuations have been around since Chesney was No. 1

The problems with the Nationality and Borders Bill 
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The problems with the Nationality and Borders Bill 

Life as a UK asylum seeker: ‘Will I ever really be safe?’
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Life as a UK asylum seeker: ‘Will I ever really be safe?’

How do we reach the anti-vaxxers?
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How do we reach the anti-vaxxers?

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The climate emergency is here: We must make our housing policy greener too
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The climate emergency is here: We must make our housing policy greener too

My mum’s toughness helped me start The Big Issue
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My mum’s toughness helped me start The Big Issue

Those in so-called ‘dead-end jobs’ value their work – so should society
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Those in so-called ‘dead-end jobs’ value their work – so should society

Politicians continue to fail in the face of climate change
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Politicians continue to fail in the face of climate change

Amid competing voices, we need a calm leader in the Covid era
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Amid competing voices, we need a calm leader in the Covid era

The calming secret of Microsoft Flight Simulator
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The calming secret of Microsoft Flight Simulator

Lockdown lesson: Nature can lead you to a world full of wonder
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Lockdown lesson: Nature can lead you to a world full of wonder

Generation Rent: Tackle rent debt now or homelessness is going to triple
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Generation Rent: Tackle rent debt now or homelessness is going to triple

Prison leavers must not be released into homelessness
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Prison leavers must not be released into homelessness

More than half of young women hit by pandemic jobs instability
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More than half of young women hit by pandemic jobs instability

Climate change denial is now some kind of performative joke
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Climate change denial is now some kind of performative joke

How can we sniff out the real news from the bad news?
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How can we sniff out the real news from the bad news?