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Rents in UK are rising at highest rate in decades. Will they keep going up?
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Renting

Rents in UK are rising at highest rate in decades. Will they keep going up?

With record rent rises becoming the norm, The Big Issue looks at whether renters face more surges as the cost of living crisis continues to hit households.
Is the cost of living crisis over and will prices in the UK ever come down?
Cost of living crisis

Is the cost of living crisis over and will prices in the UK ever come down?

Scottish government is declaring a national housing emergency – but what does it actually mean?
Scottish first minister John Swinney
Housing

Scottish government is declaring a national housing emergency – but what does it actually mean?

Free school meals: Who is eligible? And how do you apply? Here's all you need to know
Free school meals

Free school meals: Who is eligible? And how do you apply? Here's all you need to know

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2024
Homelessness

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2024

How many people are homeless in the UK? And what can you do about it?
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Homelessness

How many people are homeless in the UK? And what can you do about it?

PIP changes: What is the government planning with the disability benefits system?
Disability benefits

PIP changes: What is the government planning with the disability benefits system?

Thousands could be owed up to £12k from DWP in backdated PIP payments. Here's what you need to know
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Social Justice

Thousands could be owed up to £12k from DWP in backdated PIP payments. Here's what you need to know

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over
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Cost of living crisis

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over

Parents can now get 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds. Here's how
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Cost of living crisis

Parents can now get 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds. Here's how

Will free school meals and vouchers be offered over the Easter holidays?
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Free school meals

Will free school meals and vouchers be offered over the Easter holidays?

DWP benefits, rent rises and tax: All the tax year changes that will affect you from April 2024
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Housing, benefits and work

DWP benefits, rent rises and tax: All the tax year changes that will affect you from April 2024

The Beautiful Game: Everything you need to know about Netflix's new Homeless World Cup film
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Homeless World Cup

The Beautiful Game: Everything you need to know about Netflix's new Homeless World Cup film

UK recession: What is a recession and what does it mean for me?
The old Bank of England and new city buildings against the blue London sky
Cost of living crisis

UK recession: What is a recession and what does it mean for me?

Energy bills are still worryingly high. Here's how to get help if you can't afford to pay
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Cost of living crisis

Energy bills are still worryingly high. Here's how to get help if you can't afford to pay

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end
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Benefits

DWP benefit dates for March 2024 and other help as cost of living payments end

When will house prices go down?
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House Prices

When will house prices go down?

DWP benefits and cost of living payment dates to expect in February 2024
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Benefits

DWP benefits and cost of living payment dates to expect in February 2024

UK poverty: The facts, effects and solutions in the cost of living crisis
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Poverty

UK poverty: The facts, effects and solutions in the cost of living crisis

30 hours free childcare: Who is eligible and how do I apply in 2024?
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Childcare

30 hours free childcare: Who is eligible and how do I apply in 2024?

Here's when people will get the cold weather payment as temperatures drop below freezing
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Cost of living crisis

Here's when people will get the cold weather payment as temperatures drop below freezing

Tax-free childcare: How does it work, how much can you save and how can you apply?
tax-free childcare
Childcare

Tax-free childcare: How does it work, how much can you save and how can you apply?

DWP benefits payment dates to expect in January 2024 – with changes over the New Year
Benefits

DWP benefits payment dates to expect in January 2024 – with changes over the New Year

Here's when people will get their benefits from the DWP over the Christmas period
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Christmas

Here's when people will get their benefits from the DWP over the Christmas period

Where to get a free Christmas dinner in your community this year
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Christmas

Where to get a free Christmas dinner in your community this year