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Big Issue launches newsletters for readers in cost of living crisis

The newsletters will focus on employment issues and surviving the cost of living crisis.

Working On It.

Working On It.

The Big Issue magazine has launched two new editorial newsletters – Working On It and Survival Guide to support readers through employment issues and the current cost of living crisis

Working On It is a weekly newsletter sent out every Wednesday from employment reporter Evie Breese that will provide readers with a roundup of the week’s most important stories about employment, pay, workers’ rights, work/life balance, the future of work and recruitment. It will keep readers updated on new strike dates and how the disputes are progressing (or not), offer advice on how to improve their lot, and look at how other countries might be making life better for workers.

The Big Issue is launching the Survival Guide newsletter will come from cost of living reporter Isabella McRae, helping readers navigate the cost of living crisis, bringing the latest news, money-saving tips, uplifting stories showing the strength of its communities and ways to take action on the issues its readers care about.

It will cover the difficult topics and has promised not to brush over the harsh realities, but its purpose is also to bring hope. There are people doing incredible work, calling on the government for change, demanding a better future and demonstrating what that can look like.

It’s not down to individuals to fix the economy, but neither are people powerless. Survival Guide newsletter isn’t going to fix everything – but the Big Issue hopes to remind people that change is possible. And show that it is possible to tackle this together.

Alastair Reid, digital editor at Big Issue, said: “I’m delighted to get these newsletters out there to give readers support through these difficult times. Our employment and cost of living articles have been attracting visitors in the hundreds of thousands so it makes sense to provide the information direct to people’s inboxes, as well as the best from other publishers and resources from around the web.  Along with new ventures like Big Issue Recruit, we at Big Issue Group have been giving support to some of the most vulnerable people in the country for more than 30years, so I’m proud our editorial output can serve the same purpose.”

Readers can sign up to the newsletters here: Working On It and Survival Guide,

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