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Since 1991, the magazine has helped over 92,000 vendors earn £115 million. There are currently around 1500 vendors, and last year alone we helped them to earn a total of £5.5 million. The Big Issue provides a vital opportunity for vendors like Lawrence and Louise as they sell the magazine to earn a living.

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Lawrence

Lawrence

You can buy a subscription from Lawrence on the link below. He’ll receive 50% of the net profits on your initial purchase and any future renewals.
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Louise

Louise

You can buy a subscription from Louise on the link below. She’ll receive 50% of the net profits on your initial purchase and any future renewals.
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In 2021, it was estimated that there were around 227,000 people experiencing the worst forms of homelessness – rough sleeping, sleeping in vans and sheds, and stuck in B&Bs – across England, Scotland and Wales. With the prospect of rising homelessness due to the pandemic, The Big Issue is committed to tackling poverty and preventing homelessness.

When you subscribe via a vendor, you will receive The Big Issue through your door or device each week and that vendor will receive 50% of the net profits (including any future renewal payments). You can also give a gift subscription to a loved one and assign that to a vendor. If you’d like to subscribe via your local vendor, you can find them on our interactive map (click the link below).

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