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Exclusive Deal: First Month For Just £4

Subscribe today for only £4 and get a new edition every week, packed full of original takes on the biggest issues of the day as well as interviews with the most significant figures in politics and entertainment. 

Every subscription purchase supports The Big Issue’s mission to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in the UK. When you subscribe, you also contribute to our frontline teams, whose vital work helps our vendors during these challenging times. They provide resources, services, and opportunities to help vendors turn their lives around.

Get your subscription now, and we’re so confident you’ll want to keep receiving the magazine, we’re giving you the first month for just £4!

What’s inside

With each weekly issue you can expect the latest news and opinion on homelessness, poverty, life, politics and social activism.

You’ll find hard hitting interviews with your favourite celebrities, and we take a revealing look at the lives of some of the most brilliant and successful people from the world of entertainment in The Big Issue’s “Letter to My Younger Self”. Plus, weekly reviews and interviews about all the latest TV shows, theatre and music in our culture section. And with ‘My Pitch’ we hear about the unique experiences of a different vendor each week.

With contributions from:

Spike Lee, Sir David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, Steve Coogan, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nancy Sinatra, Sean Penn, Dolly Parton, Eddie Izzard, Dave Grohl, Brian Cox (both of them), Noel Gallagher, Aisling Bea, Matt Damon, The Archbishop of Canterbury, Bill Bailey, Shaun Ryder, Marcus Rashford, Vivienne Westwood, Gary Oldman, Stacey Dooley, Jeff Goldblum, Chuck D, Michael Palin and the Dalai Lama… to name a few.

The important role The Big Issue plays in people’s lives

Mark is a Big Issue vendor that now works fulfilling our corporate subscriptions.

“I was really chuffed to have this chance, and it’s thanks to subscribers that I have this job. From being homeless and begging, to having a roof over my head and a regular income – The Big Issue has helped me all the way.

Lavinia moved to the UK in 2012, and The Big Issue has been a big part of her life since then. 

“The Big Issue has helped me to get my CV done and I’m putting it into shops and hotels. I want to find another job when my little girl starts at school full-time so I can help my family more.“

Sean was living in a tent by the M5 when The Big Issue frontline team helped him find accommodation. He has now stopped selling the magazine to start two part-time jobs.

“I’ve always been a strong person but at the moment I’m ecstatically happy. Anyone who knows me will tell you I can be having the worst day going but I always have a smile on my face. I’d like to thank everyone here for your kind support and friendliness. I couldn’t have done it without you. The Big Issue does change people’s lives.”