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The Big Issue 7/19/2021

The Big Issue is one of Britain’s leading news and cultural magazines. Every week’s edition is packed full of original takes on the biggest issues of the day as well as interviews with the most significant figures in politics and entertainment. The Big Issue was founded 1991 to give people experiencing homelessness the opportunity to earn their own income. We continue to support hundreds of vendors across the UK and all proceeds from sales go to help anyone wanting to lift themselves out of poverty.

United Kingdom
Dennis Publishing UK
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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
‘the heart of our community’

Much-loved Big Issue vendor Ed Sirani will leave a lasting impression on his pitch in Nampshire after locals installed a bench and a plaque in his memory. Ed died last September aged63after spending more than a decade selling The Big Sssue magazine outside McColl’s in New Milton. The touching tribute, which reads “In loving memory of Eddie. The heart of our community. Never to be forgotten”, was unveiled on July 3 after councillors in the Hampshire town and the local community opted to create a lasting memorial to Ed. The popular vendor has been “much missed”, New Milton town mayor and chairman of New Milton Town Council Councillor Keith Craze told The Big Sssue. “Ed was a big part of the local community, who were so used to seeing him on his pitch in any weather. They…

1 min
new damning poverty report – a household is made homeless every 3.5 hours

New analysis by The Big Issue has revealed evictions and repossessions continued throughout lockdown. In the first quarter of 2021, there were 632 mortgage repossessions and rental evictions in the UK, meaning a household was made homeless every three-and-a-half hours. Despite an ‘eviction ban’ from the government, there were 370 mortgage repossessions and 262 rental evictions in England and Wales in the first 90 days of the year. The greatest impact of the pandemic is yet to hit, but we risk an “avalanche” in autumn as the furlough scheme and eviction bans end. This is why we are launching a campaign – Stop Mass Homelessness – to prevent the immediate threat of mass evictions and invest for the future. The campaign includes a nine-point plan with short and longer-term proposals to keep…

2 min
living wage and universal credit ‘still not enough to live on’

Millions of Brits are falling short of the minimum income needed to live secure and stable lives even if they are on Universal Credit or earn the national living wage, anti-poverty experts have warned. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s annual Minimum Income Standard (MIS) report found single people would still be £3,000 short of an acceptable income to cover rent, food and other essential costs even while working full-time on a living wage. A couple with two children who are out of work and relying on benefits would fall around £14,000 short of the necessary income, rising to around £20,000 for couples without children. Only if the couple were both working full-time on the national living wage and received Universal Credit would they be earning just over the £34,200 required to make ends meet,…

1 min
pile of plastic dumped at downing street in campaign against exports

Campaigners dumped 625kg of plastic on the Prime Minister’s doorstep last week in a stunt to stop the UK exporting its plastic waste to be burned or sit in landfill in other countries. Every day the UK sends the volume of three-and-a-half Olympic swimming pools in plastic abroad. The plastic left at Downing Street is equivalent to the amount the UK exports every 30 seconds, Greenpeace said. Nearly 40 per cent of it goes to Turkey. “Our carefully washed and sorted plastic is sent overseas, the majority to countries with very low recycling rates, where it is being dumped and burned,” said Hina Schrank, senior plastics campaigner at Greenpeace UK. “It is illegal for the UK government to export our waste if it isn’t being recycled or incinerated. This is causing an environmental crisis…

1 min
supportyour local vendor

VENDORS Following a long lockdown, vendors in England, Scotland and Wales are back out selling the magazine. Please continue to support them. SUBSCRIPTIONS AND SHOPS Since the first lockdown in March last year, we have supported our vendors with more than £1m of financial assistance to make up for lost sales. We still need your help to make sure we can continue to support them through uncertain times. HOW YOU CAN HELP 1. If your local vendor is selling The Big Issue, please buy from them. Vendors buy magazines for £1.50 and sell for £3, keeping the difference and working their way out of poverty. 2. If you cannot buy from a vendor, subscriptions to the magazine are available on a three, six or 12-month basis with a new edition delivered to your door each week. Visit…

1 min
get in touch

@Sophie_Lily__ Will be sad not to see you outside Lush any more! But SO happy for you! Good luck with everything. @OftenArsey Best of luck Ian. Hew beginnings, but you’ll feel like an old hand very quickly. @macartney_alex You and your gorgeous pooch will be missed but fantastic that you’re cooking at The Packhorse. Very best wishes for your future Ian. @magrim123 Brilliant. I wasn’t aware you’re joining Packhorse team. Hopefully will sample your take on food soon. Best of luck, to both you and Boycie. @jaydeeblue I’ve recently returned to my hometown of Swindon after 20 years away up north. Strange times and a job search ahead but your story gives me confidence and comfort. All the best pal… @robinprice1975 Well done bud. From me personally and all the @BigIssue vendors across the country. We are all proud of you. @EminsonMark I…