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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: ‘We need to end short-termism to fix the housing crisis’
Housing crisis

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: ‘We need to end short-termism to fix the housing crisis’

The Church of England has unveiled a long-term vision to fix England’s housing crisis through the creation of a new Climate Change Committee-style national housing body

Olly Murs relives finding X Factor fame and losing Caroline Flack in Big Issue exclusive
Press Release

Olly Murs relives finding X Factor fame and losing Caroline Flack in Big Issue exclusive

The singer and new first-time father has penned a letter to his younger self in this week’s Big Issue, out today (Monday 22 April).

Home Office whistleblower reveals ‘shame’ of working on ‘crackpot Tory’ plan to criminalise homelessness
Homelessness

Home Office whistleblower reveals ‘shame’ of working on ‘crackpot Tory’ plan to criminalise homelessness

The controversial Criminal Justice Bill is causing ‘low morale’ in the civil service, according to a government insider working on the bill tells who tells the Big Issue they are sick of working on ‘crackpot Tory ideas’

Olly Murs on mental health and losing Caroline Flack: ‘She visits me in my dreams – it’s lovely’
Mental health

Olly Murs on mental health and losing Caroline Flack: ‘She visits me in my dreams – it’s lovely’

UK housing crisis is so bad that some people waiting 55 years for a social home: ‘We need change’
Social housing

UK housing crisis is so bad that some people waiting 55 years for a social home: ‘We need change’

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Big Issue Group responds to Rishi Sunak’s proposed welfare reforms
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Big Issue Group responds to Rishi Sunak’s proposed welfare reforms

Labour unveils plan for new housing on ‘ugly grey belt land’. But is Starmer going far enough?
Housing crisis

Labour unveils plan for new housing on ‘ugly grey belt land’. But is Starmer going far enough?

Renting reforms risk ‘trapping’ victims of domestic violence with abusers, government warned
RENTING

Renting reforms risk ‘trapping’ victims of domestic violence with abusers, government warned

‘It’s a choice between dinner and devices’: Millions of children held back by digital poverty
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‘It’s a choice between dinner and devices’: Millions of children held back by digital poverty

My daughter has been trapped in hospital for years with a learning disability – and she wants out
Disabilities

My daughter has been trapped in hospital for years with a learning disability – and she wants out

Millions missing out on £23billion in unclaimed DWP benefits – an average of £2,700 per person
Benefits

Millions missing out on £23billion in unclaimed DWP benefits – an average of £2,700 per person

Renters being forced to move house costs £550m per year: ‘I’m always in fight or flight’
RENTING

Renters being forced to move house costs £550m per year: ‘I’m always in fight or flight’

DWP could violate human rights with plan to snoop on benefit claimants’ bank accounts
Benefits

DWP could violate human rights with plan to snoop on benefit claimants’ bank accounts

No-fault evictions put households at risk of homelessness over 80,000 times since Tory ban pledge
RENTING

No-fault evictions put households at risk of homelessness over 80,000 times since Tory ban pledge

‘It’s unforgivable’: Michael Gove served ‘eviction notice’ by protesters over rising homelessness
Homelessness

‘It’s unforgivable’: Michael Gove served ‘eviction notice’ by protesters over rising homelessness

Criminal Justice Bill: Plan to criminalise rough sleeping will ‘punish people with nowhere to go’
Rough sleeping

Criminal Justice Bill: Plan to criminalise rough sleeping will ‘punish people with nowhere to go’

DWP should keep targeting benefit fraud gangs – not disabled people and carers, campaigners say
Benefit fraud

DWP should keep targeting benefit fraud gangs – not disabled people and carers, campaigners say

Sure Start centres helped poorer children do better at GCSEs – before being decimated by Tories
Education

Sure Start centres helped poorer children do better at GCSEs – before being decimated by Tories

Living in Fitness Receives £55,000 Investment from Growth Impact Fund to Enhance Well-being for Older Adults
Big Issue Invest

Living in Fitness Receives £55,000 Investment from Growth Impact Fund to Enhance Well-being for Older Adults

‘Fund the NHS properly’: Private sector is not the answer, Wes Streeting told, amid funding row
Health

‘Fund the NHS properly’: Private sector is not the answer, Wes Streeting told, amid funding row

Taking an earlier, smaller state pension could see pensioners ‘suffer for rest of their lives’
Pensions

Taking an earlier, smaller state pension could see pensioners ‘suffer for rest of their lives’

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Rent will rise faster than wages for years, think tank warns: ‘Nowhere to hide from housing crisis’
RENTING

Rent will rise faster than wages for years, think tank warns: ‘Nowhere to hide from housing crisis’

Inside the Big Issue: Zayn Malik on his return to music, Bradford and making positive change
Inside the Big Issue

Inside the Big Issue: Zayn Malik on his return to music, Bradford and making positive change

Government must fix council tax benefits, charity says, as millions pushed into debt
Benefits

Government must fix council tax benefits, charity says, as millions pushed into debt

DWP shamed over ‘cruel’ two-child benefit cap as millions trapped in poverty: ‘Scrap this sibling tax’
Benefits

DWP shamed over ‘cruel’ two-child benefit cap as millions trapped in poverty: ‘Scrap this sibling tax’