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Wealth tax, tuition fees and vow to ‘fix broken Britain’: Key takeaways from the Green Party manifesto
General election 2024

Wealth tax, tuition fees and vow to ‘fix broken Britain’: Key takeaways from the Green Party manifesto

The Greens have conceded their policies are expensive, but say it’s ‘worth it’ for better public services
Rishi Sunak sparks hunt for world’s tiniest violin after saying he went without Sky TV as a child
Rishi Sunak works at his desk
General election 2024

Rishi Sunak sparks hunt for world’s tiniest violin after saying he went without Sky TV as a child

‘It’s crisis point’: Social housing waiting list will cost next government £205bn to clear
building social housing
Social housing

‘It’s crisis point’: Social housing waiting list will cost next government £205bn to clear

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Should we end Thatcher’s Right to Buy? How scrapping scheme could help solve UK’s housing crisis
Right to Buy

Should we end Thatcher’s Right to Buy? How scrapping scheme could help solve UK’s housing crisis

‘Next government must fix our broken rental system’: Political leaders told to stand up for renters
RENTING

‘Next government must fix our broken rental system’: Political leaders told to stand up for renters

Cost of living crisis

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Wealth tax, tuition fees and vow to ‘fix broken Britain’: Key takeaways from the Green Party manifesto
General election 2024

Wealth tax, tuition fees and vow to ‘fix broken Britain’: Key takeaways from the Green Party manifesto

Rishi Sunak sparks hunt for world’s tiniest violin after saying he went without Sky TV as a child
Rishi Sunak works at his desk
General election 2024

Rishi Sunak sparks hunt for world’s tiniest violin after saying he went without Sky TV as a child

UK’s state pension is one of the lowest in Europe. It’s the main reason for misery among retirees
state pension/ retirees
Lord Prem Sikka

UK’s state pension is one of the lowest in Europe. It’s the main reason for misery among retirees

‘How dare he’: Sunak claims the Tories have reduced child poverty – but it’s not exactly the truth
rishi sunak/ child poverty
General election 2024

‘How dare he’: Sunak claims the Tories have reduced child poverty – but it’s not exactly the truth

Housing

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‘It’s crisis point’: Social housing waiting list will cost next government £205bn to clear
building social housing
Social housing

‘It’s crisis point’: Social housing waiting list will cost next government £205bn to clear

‘Next government must fix our broken rental system’: Political leaders told to stand up for renters
renters are demanding the next government protects them from poverty
RENTING

‘Next government must fix our broken rental system’: Political leaders told to stand up for renters

Should we end Thatcher’s Right to Buy? How scrapping scheme could help solve UK’s housing crisis
Andy Burnham has differing views to Margaret Thatcher on Right to Buy
Right to Buy

Should we end Thatcher’s Right to Buy? How scrapping scheme could help solve UK’s housing crisis

Is there really a ‘clear plan’ to tackle UK’s housing crisis? Five things we learned from Tory manifesto
Rishi Sunak ahead of the Conservative Manifesto launch
General election 2024

Is there really a ‘clear plan’ to tackle UK’s housing crisis? Five things we learned from Tory manifesto

Our vendors

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Inside the Big Issue: The Museum of Homelessness
Inside the Big Issue

Inside the Big Issue: The Museum of Homelessness

Letters: I’m autistic and the DWP’s benefit reforms make me very scared for the future
Letters

Letters: I’m autistic and the DWP’s benefit reforms make me very scared for the future

Letters: DWP wants to make it as hard as possible to look after my disabled relatives
Letters

Letters: DWP wants to make it as hard as possible to look after my disabled relatives

Artists pays tribute to Big Issue vendors in thought-provoking project: ‘Ordinary moments go unnoticed’
Our Vendors

Artists pays tribute to Big Issue vendors in thought-provoking project: ‘Ordinary moments go unnoticed’

Employment

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‘It’s abhorrent they’re still allowed’: Why zero-hours contracts must be made a thing of the past
A young woman cleaning a table in a cafe
General election 2024

‘It’s abhorrent they’re still allowed’: Why zero-hours contracts must be made a thing of the past

Nearly half of brain injury survivors claim benefits – without enough support to get back to work
brain injuries
Employment

Nearly half of brain injury survivors claim benefits – without enough support to get back to work

Junior doctors announce five-day strike right before the general election: ‘We’re fed up’
Strikes

Junior doctors announce five-day strike right before the general election: ‘We’re fed up’

FOSO is the new FOMO: Why are we so afraid to switch off and be out of office?
Work

FOSO is the new FOMO: Why are we so afraid to switch off and be out of office?

Social justice

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Tory manifesto: Rishi Sunak slammed for ‘arbitrary, untenable and cruel’ immigration pledges
Rishi Sunak at the Conservative 2024 election manifesto launch
General election 2024

Tory manifesto: Rishi Sunak slammed for ‘arbitrary, untenable and cruel’ immigration pledges

‘How dare he’: Sunak claims the Tories have reduced child poverty – but it’s not exactly the truth
rishi sunak/ child poverty
General election 2024

‘How dare he’: Sunak claims the Tories have reduced child poverty – but it’s not exactly the truth

Rishi Sunak says slashing benefits is his ‘moral mission’. But what’s moral about causing anxiety?
Rwanda Rishi Sunak
Benefits

Rishi Sunak says slashing benefits is his ‘moral mission’. But what’s moral about causing anxiety?

‘You can hear your stomach growling’: Kids call on next government to do more to end child poverty
child pvoerty/ dennis and hanna
General election 2024

‘You can hear your stomach growling’: Kids call on next government to do more to end child poverty

Activism

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‘We are here and we exist’: Inside the neighbourhood offering sanctuary to queer Russians and Ukrainians
Pride

‘We are here and we exist’: Inside the neighbourhood offering sanctuary to queer Russians and Ukrainians

Actor Liz Carr says it hurts to hear her younger self ‘wanted to die’
Liz Carr
Disability rights

Actor Liz Carr says it hurts to hear her younger self ‘wanted to die’

Feeling like change in the UK isn’t possible? Let these 28 purposeful campaigns prove otherwise
Activism

Feeling like change in the UK isn’t possible? Let these 28 purposeful campaigns prove otherwise

Back to Black actor Eddie Marsan: ‘There aren’t any no-go areas in Tower Hamlets’
London

Back to Black actor Eddie Marsan: ‘There aren’t any no-go areas in Tower Hamlets’

Environment

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Water companies paid shareholders £377 for every hour they pumped sewage into seas, study finds
Pollution

Water companies paid shareholders £377 for every hour they pumped sewage into seas, study finds

Billions added to British energy bills due to failure to properly insulate homes, study finds
More insulation for homes is part of the Government's fight against fuel poverty
Energy bills

Billions added to British energy bills due to failure to properly insulate homes, study finds

What is Labour’s Great British Energy plan – and will it really bring down bills and ease cost of living?
Keir Starmer addressing a business conference in London, February 2024
Great British Energy

What is Labour’s Great British Energy plan – and will it really bring down bills and ease cost of living?

MP Liam Fox on the 21st century battle for water and why we must be careful about strawberries
The Coming Storm - water. Illustration: Big Issue
Environment

MP Liam Fox on the 21st century battle for water and why we must be careful about strawberries