The Big Issue

Housing groups issue warning over impact of benefit cuts on renters

The UK Government must complete and publish a full assessment of the impact on renters of their decisions to freeze Local Housing Allowance and cut Universal Credit, which risk pushing many households into poverty, problem debt, and homelessness, according to a number of housing groups.

Published 17 August 2021

Coalition warns UK Government of impending rent crisis

The UK Government has been warned of an impending rent crisis in the UK following the reintroduction of a national lockdown.

Published 8 January 2021

Contactless donation scheme launched for Glasgow street beggars

Simon Community Scotland has teamed up with third sector organisations, businesses, Glasgow City Council and the city's Health & Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) to launch a new alternative giving scheme for people involved in street begging.

Published 4 March 2020

Big Issue vendors to accept contactless payments

Sellers of The Big Issue across the UK will now have access to cashless technology in a bid to boost sales.

Published 10 September 2019

MSPs pay tribute to popular Big Issue vendor

A motion has been lodged at the Scottish Parliament which pays tribute to a Big Issue vendor who died earlier this month.

Published 26 June 2019

First homeless guests dine in style at Edinburgh restaurant

Homeless people in Edinburgh have been treated to a fine dining meal at a chic new restaurant for the first time.

Published 18 October 2016

Glasgow to host 2016 Homeless World Cup

The 2016 Homeless World Cup is to be held in Glasgow, it was announced yesterday.

Published 16 February 2016

The Big Issue and what it means for its 200 Scottish vendors

Today's Homeless Spotlight article sees The Big Issue highlight the work it does, where it operates in Scotland, the problems facing many of its vendors and the benefits of selling the magazine.

Published 27 January 2016

Over a quarter of social housing tenants ‘miss out on savings’

Over a quarter (28 per cent) of social housing tenants are missing out on huge savings by using cash to pay for bills, goods and services, rather than direct debit, according to new research.

Published 17 June 2015