debt

Rent arrears ‘much worse than feared’ ahead of UK cost of living crisis
Housing

Rent arrears ‘much worse than feared’ ahead of UK cost of living crisis

Hundreds of thousands of universal credit claimants were trapped in severe debt even before ministers cut payments by £87 per month.

Universal credit cut: Senior NHS nurse says she goes to work worrying about bailiffs
Social Justice

Universal credit cut: Senior NHS nurse says she goes to work worrying about bailiffs

A single mother of two told The Big Issue even a high-responsibility NHS job – and universal credit – can’t lift her family out of poverty.

Life as a debt advisor: Universal credit is the one constant struggle
Opinion

Life as a debt advisor: Universal credit is the one constant struggle

The £20 universal credit increase doesn’t fix the system but it has made a noticeable difference. The lifeline must stay, says StepChange’s Jonathan Davies

Budgeting: How to stay out of debt
Money

Budgeting: How to stay out of debt

What is the breathing space scheme? How can it help you if you’re in debt?
Money

What is the breathing space scheme? How can it help you if you’re in debt?

Advertisement - Content continues below
Household debt ‘kicked down the road’ by Covid support, warns charity
News

Household debt ‘kicked down the road’ by Covid support, warns charity

Online shopping leaves 3m people with mental health problems facing debt
Money

Online shopping leaves 3m people with mental health problems facing debt

Why are church groups calling for a £5bn Covid-19 debt-cancelling fund?
Opinion

Why are church groups calling for a £5bn Covid-19 debt-cancelling fund?

Martin Lewis hails ‘life-changing’ victory over ‘thuggish’ debt letters
Money

Martin Lewis hails ‘life-changing’ victory over ‘thuggish’ debt letters

The Bank Job’s debt-exploding exploits hit harder during Covid-19
Money

The Bank Job’s debt-exploding exploits hit harder during Covid-19

Bailiffs return ‘puts people at risk’, say charities
Housing

Bailiffs return ‘puts people at risk’, say charities

Brits already feeling £6bn ‘personal debt tsunami’ thanks to Covid-19
Money

Brits already feeling £6bn ‘personal debt tsunami’ thanks to Covid-19

Calls for end to ‘thuggish’ debt letters as Covid-19 cash crisis bites
Money

Calls for end to ‘thuggish’ debt letters as Covid-19 cash crisis bites

Subscribe to The Big Issue

From just £3 per week

Take a print or digital subscription to The Big Issue and provide a critical lifeline to our work. With each subscription we invest every penny back into supporting the network of sellers across the UK. A subscription also means you'll never miss the weekly editions of an award-winning publication, with each issue featuring the leading voices on life, culture, politics and social activism.
Families in council tax debt have just £7 left at the end of the month
Money

Families in council tax debt have just £7 left at the end of the month

Banks could use data to identify and help people who may fall into debt
Money

Banks could use data to identify and help people who may fall into debt

Gary Webster: Debt is a disease deserving of a cure
Money

Gary Webster: Debt is a disease deserving of a cure