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Labour's equal pay plan for ethnic minorities welcome – but campaigners warn it's no cure-all
Equal pay

Labour's equal pay plan for ethnic minorities welcome – but campaigners warn it's no cure-all

Labour plans to extend full equal pay rights to ethnic minority workers and disabled people with its new Race Equality Act
'An absolute disgrace': Benefit claimants share stories of being plunged into debt by DWP
DWP
The Big Issue

'An absolute disgrace': Benefit claimants share stories of being plunged into debt by DWP

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

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

Kevin McCloud: 'We've got the coldest homes in Europe – and cash-strapped families pay the price'
Kevin McCLoud and Miriam Turner

Kevin McCloud: 'We've got the coldest homes in Europe – and cash-strapped families pay the price'

'A national scandal': Nearly 5,000 deaths caused by cold and damp homes last winter
Housing

'A national scandal': Nearly 5,000 deaths caused by cold and damp homes last winter

Disabled people like me were forgotten during the pandemic. The Covid-19 inquiry makes that clear
Steven/ Disabled people
Steven Morris

Disabled people like me were forgotten during the pandemic. The Covid-19 inquiry makes that clear

Young man made homeless aged 11 after fleeing abusive home tells UK government to 'wake up' and help
young people homeless
Youth homelessness

Young man made homeless aged 11 after fleeing abusive home tells UK government to 'wake up' and help

Ethnic minorities are still paid less than white colleagues – and pay parity is long, long overdue
ethnicity pay gap/ two men interview
Ethnicity pay gap

Ethnic minorities are still paid less than white colleagues – and pay parity is long, long overdue

Everything you need to know about UK's shameful Post Office scandal
Post Office scandal has seen some have their convictions overturned. Image credit: Sludge G / Flickr
Post Office scandal

Everything you need to know about UK's shameful Post Office scandal

If UK doesn't value foreign care workers like me, it will never fix problems in social care
Care worker Sybil Msezane
Sybil Msezane

If UK doesn't value foreign care workers like me, it will never fix problems in social care

Child poverty in the UK: Latest figures as more plunged into destitution amid cost of living crisis
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Child poverty

Child poverty in the UK: Latest figures as more plunged into destitution amid cost of living crisis

Joshua Luke Smith: Meet the rapper helping prisoners process their past through poetry
rapper/ joshua luke smith
Music

Joshua Luke Smith: Meet the rapper helping prisoners process their past through poetry

How can I make money? Quick and easy ways to make extra cash online and offline
Woman putting money in piggy bank/ how make money
Cost of living crisis

How can I make money? Quick and easy ways to make extra cash online and offline

Women who are sleeping rough are often hidden. It's a much bigger problem than anyone thinks
women's rough sleeping
Homelessness

Women who are sleeping rough are often hidden. It's a much bigger problem than anyone thinks

Rachel Reeves' plan to 'rebuild Britain' applauded by experts – but can Labour offer real change?
Rachel Reeves
Labour

Rachel Reeves' plan to 'rebuild Britain' applauded by experts – but can Labour offer real change?

Mum on universal credit felt 'powerless' watching her children cry as they were made homeless
Johanna Lapsley and children
End Housing Insecurity Now

Mum on universal credit felt 'powerless' watching her children cry as they were made homeless

National living wage to rise to £11 an hour – but experts say it's not enough
jeremy hunt
National living wage

National living wage to rise to £11 an hour – but experts say it's not enough

Big Issue urges prime minister to protect renters with bold Rishi's Removals stunt
Big Issue launches End Housing Insecurity Now with Rishi Sunak removals van stunt
End Housing Insecurity Now

Big Issue urges prime minister to protect renters with bold Rishi's Removals stunt

Brassic FM: How 90s rave crackdowns foreshadowed attacks on our right to protest
Brassic FM - a DJ and a woman dancing
opinion

Brassic FM: How 90s rave crackdowns foreshadowed attacks on our right to protest

Our Growth Impact Fund is bringing social justice through opportunity
Jack from Neuropool, Lord Bird founder of the Big Issue, Ruth from DWRM. Image Credit - Sophie Okonkwo.
John Bird

Our Growth Impact Fund is bringing social justice through opportunity

Just 5% of people with a learning disability are employed. This woman is out to prove the world wrong
Aisha/ Learning disability
Learning disability week

Just 5% of people with a learning disability are employed. This woman is out to prove the world wrong

'We helped put the great back into Great Britain': Meet 97-year-old Windrush passenger Alford Gardner
Windrush

'We helped put the great back into Great Britain': Meet 97-year-old Windrush passenger Alford Gardner

This Strictly Come Dancing super-fan has big dreams and wants to bust myths about Down's syndrome
Dance/ Strictly
Learning Disability Week

This Strictly Come Dancing super-fan has big dreams and wants to bust myths about Down's syndrome

How to volunteer with the Big Issue
Big Issue frontline staff
Volunteering

How to volunteer with the Big Issue

Succession eats the rich. Is it time British shows did the same? 
Succession
Succession

Succession eats the rich. Is it time British shows did the same?