Gary Lineker and Roger Daltrey may be poles apart on the Brexit debate. But there is a way to bring them together – with The Big Issue, of course!
The sporting and rock titans have put their differences aside to back our new initiative that will ensure our hard-working vendors earn even more money.
We’re calling Pay It Forward, the world’s first resellable magazine. With the help of digital bank Monzo, Big Issue magazines will come with individual, scannable QR codes that allow readers to pass magazines on to a friend who can then scan it to pay the original vendor again.
This helps vendors earn more money and counters the challenges raised by an increasingly cashless society.
Newsreader Alastair Stewart and the cast of Wicked also bought copies of the magazine, with the special QR code editions starting to run this week.
Monzo’s Lew Isaacs said: “In the last 10 years, the number of cash payments has halved. And although paying by card is convenient, the falling use of cash has real consequences for people in poverty and organisations like The Big Issue.