Housing

Next government must increase universal credit so people have enough money to survive
food bank/ universal credit
Cass Francis

Next government must increase universal credit so people have enough money to survive

Nearly one million people only £10 a week away from poverty, study finds
An array of British bank notes and coins to illustrate story about rising poverty
Poverty

Nearly one million people only £10 a week away from poverty, study finds

Universal credit claimants lose more than £1bn a year to 'automatic DWP deductions'
universal credit/ debtor
Department for Work and Pensions

Universal credit claimants lose more than £1bn a year to 'automatic DWP deductions'

Paul Weller: 'Keir Starmer's just a slightly softer version of the Tory party, isn't he?'
Paul Weller and Johnny Harris
Politics

Paul Weller: 'Keir Starmer's just a slightly softer version of the Tory party, isn't he?'

Here's why I love Netflix's hugely problematic Buying London
Buying London
Lucy Sweet

Here's why I love Netflix's hugely problematic Buying London

Billions added to British energy bills due to failure to properly insulate homes, study finds
More insulation for homes is part of the Government's fight against fuel poverty
Energy bills

Billions added to British energy bills due to failure to properly insulate homes, study finds

Rough sleepers 'forcibly removed' from tents outside London council headquarters: 'It's ridiculous'
Camden rough sleeping incident
Homelessness

Rough sleepers 'forcibly removed' from tents outside London council headquarters: 'It's ridiculous'

Taylor Swift is showing just how bad Edinburgh's housing emergency really is
Taylor Swift
Alison Watson

Taylor Swift is showing just how bad Edinburgh's housing emergency really is

White pants, bin bags and a light on injustice: Inside the world's first Museum of Homelessness
Museum Of Homelessness, Finsbury Park, London.
Homelessness

White pants, bin bags and a light on injustice: Inside the world's first Museum of Homelessness

General election 2024: Our Blueprint for Change calls on next government to end poverty for good
Big Issue blueprint for change for general election 2024 contested by Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer
General election 2024

General election 2024: Our Blueprint for Change calls on next government to end poverty for good

Benedict Cumberbatch: 'History judges us on how we treat those who are most vulnerable'
Benedict Cumberbatch in Netflix series Eric with his monster pal
TV

Benedict Cumberbatch: 'History judges us on how we treat those who are most vulnerable'

Building more social housing could save NHS and DWP billions – and add even more to UK's economy
a builder working on social housing
General election 2024

Building more social housing could save NHS and DWP billions – and add even more to UK's economy

Leaseholder rights: How to fight against rip-off service charges – a step-by-step guide
service charges, flats, UK
Leasehold

Leaseholder rights: How to fight against rip-off service charges – a step-by-step guide

'You live in fear': Leasehold homeowners share horror stories of nasty hidden fees and service charges
leasehold, michael gove
Leasehold

'You live in fear': Leasehold homeowners share horror stories of nasty hidden fees and service charges

Period poverty: Homeless women forced to steal tampons or use old clothes as period products
period/ homelessness
Homelessness

Period poverty: Homeless women forced to steal tampons or use old clothes as period products

Westminsterism may think it knows best – but dismantling it can help us move forward
Affected families in Westminster after the damning report into the infected blood scandal was published
John Bird

Westminsterism may think it knows best – but dismantling it can help us move forward

Benedict Cumberbatch warns history is repeating itself as street homelessness soars
Benedict Cumberbatch in Netflix series Eric with his monster pal
Film

Benedict Cumberbatch warns history is repeating itself as street homelessness soars

Beat the Streets music festival funds new homes for rough sleepers: 'If we could do more, we would'
Homelessness

Beat the Streets music festival funds new homes for rough sleepers: 'If we could do more, we would'

From poverty and housing to migrant and LGBTQ+ rights – why 2024 general election has such high stakes
Rishi Sunak after calling the 4 July General Election
General Election 2024

From poverty and housing to migrant and LGBTQ+ rights – why 2024 general election has such high stakes

Cost of living crisis drives 3 million cash-strapped Brits to 'dangerous' loan sharks, study finds
debt
Loan sharks

Cost of living crisis drives 3 million cash-strapped Brits to 'dangerous' loan sharks, study finds