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Over 500 employers named for ‘cheating workers’ out of minimum wage – but it’s worse than you think
Minimum wage

Over 500 employers named for ‘cheating workers’ out of minimum wage – but it’s worse than you think

Over 500 businesses have “cheated workers” by failing to pay them minimum wage – but the true figure is much higher, unions have warned.

Selling off social housing stinks of short-term thinking from local councils
Housing

Selling off social housing stinks of short-term thinking from local councils

With local councils around the country facing bankruptcy, vacant housing is being auctioned off for a quick buck, despite the housing crisis

50,000 asylum seekers trapped in ‘never-ending limbo’ by Home Office, think tank says
Immigration

50,000 asylum seekers trapped in ‘never-ending limbo’ by Home Office, think tank says

Despite Rishi Sunak’s boast to have claimed one backlog, experts warn another backlog could leave tens of thousands of asylum seekers in peril, with no easy solutions

Jeremy Hunt to unveil 99% mortgages in Spring Budget. But what does it mean for housing crisis?
Housing

Jeremy Hunt to unveil 99% mortgages in Spring Budget. But what does it mean for housing crisis?

‘It’s a win-win solution’: Building social housing could add £50bn to UK economy, study finds
Housing crisis

‘It’s a win-win solution’: Building social housing could add £50bn to UK economy, study finds

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One in five people see DWP benefits stopped for not switching to universal credit
Universal credit

One in five people see DWP benefits stopped for not switching to universal credit

Competition watchdog launches investigation into house builders over failure to build enough homes
Housing crisis

Competition watchdog launches investigation into house builders over failure to build enough homes

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

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

How ex-Big Issue vendor went from rough sleeper to inspiring activist: ‘I want to change the world’
Our vendors

How ex-Big Issue vendor went from rough sleeper to inspiring activist: ‘I want to change the world’

This ex-Big Issue vendor spent seven years homeless. Now she’s using her experience to help others
Our vendors

This ex-Big Issue vendor spent seven years homeless. Now she’s using her experience to help others

Big Issue vendor Nick Cuthbert pays tribute to beloved dog Bryony: ‘It’s the end of my world’
Our Vendors

Big Issue vendor Nick Cuthbert pays tribute to beloved dog Bryony: ‘It’s the end of my world’

DWP benefit sanctions have gotten tougher amid cost of living crisis, data shows
Benefits

DWP benefit sanctions have gotten tougher amid cost of living crisis, data shows

Why Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget is the most important in years – and could decide Labour’s future
Politics

Why Jeremy Hunt’s Spring Budget is the most important in years – and could decide Labour’s future

‘I miss home so much’: Ukrainian refugee on life in UK two years into Russia’s bloody war
Russia-Ukraine war

‘I miss home so much’: Ukrainian refugee on life in UK two years into Russia’s bloody war

UK energy bills to fall – but millions still live in dangerously cold and damp homes
Energy bills

UK energy bills to fall – but millions still live in dangerously cold and damp homes

Liz Truss blaming ‘trans activist’ for her failed stint as PM shows how detached she is from reality
Politics

Liz Truss blaming ‘trans activist’ for her failed stint as PM shows how detached she is from reality

Ukraine war two years on – graffiti left by Russian soldiers has a dark and sobering message
Russia-Ukraine war

Ukraine war two years on – graffiti left by Russian soldiers has a dark and sobering message

Stroke victim is a ‘prisoner in his front room’ – so these hero builders are stepping in to change that
Band of builders

Stroke victim is a ‘prisoner in his front room’ – so these hero builders are stepping in to change that

Angry about raw sewage being dumped into rivers and the sea? Sign this petition with actual s**t
Sewage pollution

Angry about raw sewage being dumped into rivers and the sea? Sign this petition with actual s**t

Every single company embracing four-day working week says move has been ‘positive’, study finds
four-day week

Every single company embracing four-day working week says move has been ‘positive’, study finds

Tories have promised free childcare for working families. But there’s a major problem
Childcare

Tories have promised free childcare for working families. But there’s a major problem

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More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can’t afford it
Food banks

More than half of people on universal credit going without food because they can’t afford it

‘An amazing U-turn’: Home Office drops bid to allow asylum seekers to live in unsafe housing
Immigration

‘An amazing U-turn’: Home Office drops bid to allow asylum seekers to live in unsafe housing

Landlord Tory MPs are trying to ‘gut’ protections for private renters, analysis shows
Renters Reform Bill

Landlord Tory MPs are trying to ‘gut’ protections for private renters, analysis shows

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

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