Employment

The national living wage, real living wage and minimum wage explained
Employment

The national living wage, real living wage and minimum wage explained

The Big Issue breaks down how much you should be taking home in your pay packet whether you’re on the minimum earning floor or due a little bit more

Considering a new job? Here’s how to retrain in 10 crucial areas desperate to hire
Retrain

Considering a new job? Here’s how to retrain in 10 crucial areas desperate to hire

From midwife to scaffolder, teacher to restaurateur, here’s how you can pivot career paths and do what you love.

‘An ambitious, bold, moonshot mission’: Can Labour’s green jobs strategy fix all of Britain’s problems?
Labour Party Conference

‘An ambitious, bold, moonshot mission’: Can Labour’s green jobs strategy fix all of Britain’s problems?

The green prosperity plan promises economic growth through transition to green industry. But is a green jobs revolution the panacea Labour is suggesting?

What’s behind Britain’s recruitment crisis?
Big Issue Recruit

What’s behind Britain’s recruitment crisis?

Success stories herald the future for Big Issue Recruit
Big Issue Recruit

Success stories herald the future for Big Issue Recruit

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‘A groundbreaking initiative’: Why employers are working with Big Issue Recruit
Big Issue Recruit

‘A groundbreaking initiative’: Why employers are working with Big Issue Recruit

Big Issue Recruit aims to get Britain working
Big Issue Recruit

Big Issue Recruit aims to get Britain working

Forcing working universal credit claimants to do more hours ‘does nothing to help childcare crisis’
Working parents

Forcing working universal credit claimants to do more hours ‘does nothing to help childcare crisis’

‘We’ve made a commitment to give back’: Drinks company C&C Group partners with Big Issue to deliver even more opportunities for vendors, social enterprises and communities
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‘We’ve made a commitment to give back’: Drinks company C&C Group partners with Big Issue to deliver even more opportunities for vendors, social enterprises and communities

Record increase in real living wage will see 400,000 workers get pay rise
Employment

Record increase in real living wage will see 400,000 workers get pay rise

Will there be a general strike?
Industrial action

Will there be a general strike?

What is the four-day working week and how close is the UK to getting it?
Four-day working week

What is the four-day working week and how close is the UK to getting it?

How much should my pay rise to beat inflation?
Work advice

How much should my pay rise to beat inflation?

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Which strikes have been cancelled after the Queen’s death?
Strikes

Which strikes have been cancelled after the Queen’s death?

‘Rewarding failure’: New transport secretary urged not to renew train operator contract amid travel chaos
Employment

‘Rewarding failure’: New transport secretary urged not to renew train operator contract amid travel chaos

6 reasons criminal barristers are on strike indefinitely
Strike action

6 reasons criminal barristers are on strike indefinitely

Why are Royal Mail workers on strike?
Royal Mail strikes

Why are Royal Mail workers on strike?

How does sick pay in the UK compare to the rest of the world?
Sick pay

How does sick pay in the UK compare to the rest of the world?

Here’s how much money people actually need to live on during the cost of living crisis
Cost of living

Here’s how much money people actually need to live on during the cost of living crisis

Check out this new podcast inspiring young people
Podcasts

Check out this new podcast inspiring young people

‘Without us there’d have been no Partygate scandal broken’: Mirror and Express journalists strike over pay
Strike action

‘Without us there’d have been no Partygate scandal broken’: Mirror and Express journalists strike over pay

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What is the gig economy and why is it controversial?
Gig economy

What is the gig economy and why is it controversial?

Zero hour contracts: Are they legal and what rights do they give me?
Zero hour contracts

Zero hour contracts: Are they legal and what rights do they give me?

£15 minimum wage: Who is calling for it and could it happen?
Employment

£15 minimum wage: Who is calling for it and could it happen?

TUC unveils ‘road map’ to a £15 minimum wage and high wage economy
Minium wage

TUC unveils ‘road map’ to a £15 minimum wage and high wage economy

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