Time for a budget reboot

Issue 1604

Time for a budget reboot

The spring budget presents the Chancellor of the Exchequer with the opportunity to reshape the British economy through their policies. In recent years, they have don’t seem to have tried to do that very hard. So we’ve put together a handy wishlist. From housing to libraries, disabilities rights to the loss of cultural venues, these are the big issues that could be addressed to make countless lives better.

This week we also celebrate National Vendor Week. We’re proud to announce that we’ve been able to help 8% more people year-on-year as the cost of living crisis continues to bite. Our vendors collectively earned over £4million thanks to people like you buying magazines. Thank you for doing so and don’t miss the latest edition!

Also inside

  • Meet people who have changed their life completely by getting a hand up from Big Issue
  • A view from the streets of Taipei living under the shadow of China from our sister paper The Big Issue Taiwan
  • Legendary actor John Malkovich explores the ground between beauty and horror in an exclusive interview
  • Why it’s never too early to talk to kids about finance
  • There’s a golden Letter To My Younger Self with Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley
  • Adam Curtis on his collaboration with Michael Sheen and Jamie Graham, The Way

Plus much more!

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