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

Benedict Cumberbatch warns history is repeating itself as streethomelessness soars

Benedict Cumberbatch speaks out about homelessness in a new Big Issue interview ahead of his big new Netflix series Eric
'Get a grip' and act on reality, not prejudice, MP Liam Fox tells his Tory colleagues
Liam Fox
Politics

'Get a grip' and act on reality, not prejudice, MP Liam Fox tells his Tory colleagues

Baroness Floella Benjamin on being Black on TV, Play School and giving hope to children in poverty
Baroness Floella Benjamin
TV

Baroness Floella Benjamin on being Black on TV, Play School and giving hope to children in poverty

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'

Energy bills are set to fall but UK families have already lost £72bn to 'staggering' prices
Energy bills

Energy bills are set to fall but UK families have already lost £72bn to 'staggering' prices

Poverty costs the UK billions each year. Politicians must commit to ending it this general election
Trussell Trust food banks
General election 2024

Poverty costs the UK billions each year. Politicians must commit to ending it this general election

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

Scotland needs real-time rough sleeping count to save lives
rough sleeping and temporary accommodation in Scotland is under the spotlight on Buchanan Street in Glasgow
homelessness

Scotland needs real-time rough sleeping count to save lives

'More bad news for renters': Rental crisis continues with steep rent rises despite inflation falling
inflation is falling but rents are still rising at a faster rate than wages
RENTING

'More bad news for renters': Rental crisis continues with steep rent rises despite inflation falling

Labour promises wave of new towns if elected. But will they make a dent in UK's housing crisis?
Angela Rayner announces Labour new town plan
Housing

Labour promises wave of new towns if elected. But will they make a dent in UK's housing crisis?

DWP ramps up AI use to 'bring the future to the welfare system' and push people into work
disability benefits
Department for Work and Pensions

DWP ramps up AI use to 'bring the future to the welfare system' and push people into work

Archbishop of Canterbury joins growing calls for end to 'cruel' and 'immoral' two-child benefit cap
archbishop of canterbury
Two-child benefit cap

Archbishop of Canterbury joins growing calls for end to 'cruel' and 'immoral' two-child benefit cap

'Each brush tells a story of hope': Homeless artist hosts exhibition to help himself off the streets
homeless artist David Bedford
Homelessness

'Each brush tells a story of hope': Homeless artist hosts exhibition to help himself off the streets

Almost no recorded cases of disability benefit fraud despite DWP crackdown: 'PIP fraud is a non-issue'
dwp pip/ disabled person
Disability benefits

Almost no recorded cases of disability benefit fraud despite DWP crackdown: 'PIP fraud is a non-issue'

Over 90,000 households threatened with no-fault evictions since Tories promised to ban them
Renters angry at no-fault evictions, Renters Reform Bill delay and a lack of rent controls
RENTING

Over 90,000 households threatened with no-fault evictions since Tories promised to ban them

'We're at breaking point': Food banks see record number of first-time users as demand soars
food bank
Food banks

'We're at breaking point': Food banks see record number of first-time users as demand soars

DWP sparks outcry with plan to hire 2,500 'agents' to investigate universal credit claimants
rishi sunak and mel stride/ dwp
Benefit fraud

DWP sparks outcry with plan to hire 2,500 'agents' to investigate universal credit claimants

“I knew I was miserable but to say I’d rather be dead? It hurts me that my younger self didn’t see a future.” Actor Liz Carr’s lightbulb moment that changed her life
Liz Carr
Press Release

“I knew I was miserable but to say I’d rather be dead? It hurts me that my younger self didn’t see a future.” Actor Liz Carr’s lightbulb moment that changed her life

Big Issue Group supporting 10% more people to earn and work as UK poverty crisis deepens
Street vendor Will Payne reads the Big Issue - Credit Exposure Agency
Press Release

Big Issue Group supporting 10% more people to earn and work as UK poverty crisis deepens

Universal credit changes risk pushing vulnerable benefit claimants 'into crisis', DWP warned
dwp universal credit/ parent balancing baby and work
Universal credit

Universal credit changes risk pushing vulnerable benefit claimants 'into crisis', DWP warned

Even Suella Braverman wants to end the two-child benefit cap. Why is Labour refusing to budge?
suella braverman
Child poverty

Even Suella Braverman wants to end the two-child benefit cap. Why is Labour refusing to budge?

Actor Liz Carr says it hurts to hear her younger self 'wanted to die'
Liz Carr
Disability rights

Actor Liz Carr says it hurts to hear her younger self 'wanted to die'

Call for MPs to support new Ukraine-style visa scheme for Palestinians trapped in Gaza
gaza protest
Israel-Gaza war

Call for MPs to support new Ukraine-style visa scheme for Palestinians trapped in Gaza

'We're needed more than ever': Big Issue's work has helped millions affected by poverty in last year
Big Issue Group

'We're needed more than ever': Big Issue's work has helped millions affected by poverty in last year

Inside the Big Issue: The curtain comes down on TV game changer Inside No 9
Inside the Big Issue

Inside the Big Issue: The curtain comes down on TV game changer Inside No 9