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‘Care sector is on its knees’: How Tory crackdown on overseas care workers will fuel exploitation
Immigration

‘Care sector is on its knees’: How Tory crackdown on overseas care workers will fuel exploitation

In a bid to reduce migration, the government is stopping overseas care workers from bringing dependents. But an expert has warned it could push more into exploitation
More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can’t afford it
Trussell Trust food banks
Food banks

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can’t afford it

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end
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Benefits

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end

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Landlord Tory MPs are trying to ‘gut’ protections for private renters, analysis shows
Renters Reform Bill

Landlord Tory MPs are trying to ‘gut’ protections for private renters, analysis shows

‘An amazing U-turn’: Home Office drops bid to allow asylum seekers to live in unsafe housing
Immigration

‘An amazing U-turn’: Home Office drops bid to allow asylum seekers to live in unsafe housing

Cost of living crisis

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Millions on universal credit left cold, without food and in debt – because the system is failing us
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Helen Barnard

Millions on universal credit left cold, without food and in debt – because the system is failing us

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can’t afford it
Trussell Trust food banks
Food banks

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can’t afford it

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end
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Benefits

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end

Landlord Tory MPs are trying to ‘gut’ protections for private renters, analysis shows
no-fault evictions
Renters Reform Bill

Landlord Tory MPs are trying to ‘gut’ protections for private renters, analysis shows

Housing

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‘An amazing U-turn’: Home Office drops bid to allow asylum seekers to live in unsafe housing
Asylum seekers risked being left
Immigration

‘An amazing U-turn’: Home Office drops bid to allow asylum seekers to live in unsafe housing

Landlord Tory MPs are trying to ‘gut’ protections for private renters, analysis shows
no-fault evictions
Renters Reform Bill

Landlord Tory MPs are trying to ‘gut’ protections for private renters, analysis shows

Prince William to build social housing in his back garden to help end homelessness
Prince William launches Homewards
Homelessness

Prince William to build social housing in his back garden to help end homelessness

Mum with disabled daughter facing homelessness as council refuses help: ‘She’ll have a breakdown’
disability, housing, eviction
Homelessness

Mum with disabled daughter facing homelessness as council refuses help: ‘She’ll have a breakdown’

Our vendors

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Inside the Big Issue: The filth and fury of Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley
Inside the Big Issue

Inside the Big Issue: The filth and fury of Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley

Letters: Let’s oust Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Latin minister for the 18th century
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Letters

Letters: Let’s oust Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Latin minister for the 18th century

Former Big Issue vendor-turned film star Earl Charlton describes a day in his life
Our vendors

Former Big Issue vendor-turned film star Earl Charlton describes a day in his life

We need you! Join Jamie Oliver by sharing your delicious recipes that do the most with the least
Jamie Oliver
The Big Issue Recipe Collection

We need you! Join Jamie Oliver by sharing your delicious recipes that do the most with the least

Employment

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‘Care sector is on its knees’: How Tory crackdown on overseas care workers will fuel exploitation
Immigration

‘Care sector is on its knees’: How Tory crackdown on overseas care workers will fuel exploitation

‘We’re slaves to the platform’: Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats riders are striking. Here’s why
Deliveroo strike
Employment

‘We’re slaves to the platform’: Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats riders are striking. Here’s why

Raising state pension age to 71 would be a ‘big blow’ and risks ‘working people to death’, experts say
A piggy bank and some stacked coins
Pensions

Raising state pension age to 71 would be a ‘big blow’ and risks ‘working people to death’, experts say

‘Thank God it’s Thursday!’: Will we have a four-day working week by 2030? Yes, probably
Four-day working week

‘Thank God it’s Thursday!’: Will we have a four-day working week by 2030? Yes, probably

Social justice

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More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can’t afford it
Trussell Trust food banks
Food banks

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can’t afford it

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end
benefits/ money
Benefits

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end

‘Dysfunctional’ mental health services failing to meet demand, doctors warn: ‘It’s broken’
Reception area in an NHS hospital
Mental health

‘Dysfunctional’ mental health services failing to meet demand, doctors warn: ‘It’s broken’

‘We’re running out of babies’: Childcare costs driving parents into debt and to abortion, study finds
childcare costs/ baby
Childcare

‘We’re running out of babies’: Childcare costs driving parents into debt and to abortion, study finds

Activism

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Street Soccer Scotland founder David Duke: ‘You don’t get anything in life without sacrifice’
David Duke, Street Soccer Scotland founder
Letter to my younger self

Street Soccer Scotland founder David Duke: ‘You don’t get anything in life without sacrifice’

9 LGBTQ+ trailblazers who defined and redefined modern Britain 
LGBTQ+ rights

9 LGBTQ+ trailblazers who defined and redefined modern Britain 

Beats Bus: How a Hull group is using hip-hop to fight poverty and protect young people from gangs
beats bus
Community activism

Beats Bus: How a Hull group is using hip-hop to fight poverty and protect young people from gangs

Women share harrowing accounts of painful NHS hysteroscopies: ‘I begged the doctor to stop’
Health

Women share harrowing accounts of painful NHS hysteroscopies: ‘I begged the doctor to stop’

Environment

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‘Illegal vapes are already flooding the market’: What impact will disposable vapes ban really have?
disposable vape ban
Disposable vapes

‘Illegal vapes are already flooding the market’: What impact will disposable vapes ban really have?

How nuclear bunkers could save the internet: ‘An appropriate metaphor for the climate crisis’
a coastline and the sea
Climate change

How nuclear bunkers could save the internet: ‘An appropriate metaphor for the climate crisis’

Insulating Britain’s draughty homes would save billions on bills – but UK government is failing
Insulate homes to slash energy bills and tackle climate change
Climate Change

Insulating Britain’s draughty homes would save billions on bills – but UK government is failing

Everything you need to know about 2024’s already-controversial COP29 in Azerbaijan
Rishi Sunak speaks to King Charles at COP28. This year's COP29 will be held in Azerbaijan
Climate crisis

Everything you need to know about 2024’s already-controversial COP29 in Azerbaijan