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What are homeless hostels?
Homelessness

What are homeless hostels?

Homeless hostels are an important short-term housing solution for many people who are experiencing homelessness. Here’s everything you need to know.

Buying a home in the UK is more expensive than ever. When will house prices go down?
House Prices

Buying a home in the UK is more expensive than ever. When will house prices go down?

Despite household incomes being hit by the cost of living crisis, house prices have continued to surge. But will they finally start to fall in 2022?

Rents in the UK are rising at the highest rate for 14 years. Will they keep going up?
Renting

Rents in the UK are rising at the highest rate for 14 years. Will they keep going up?

As Zoopla and Rightmove report record average rent rises, The Big Issue looks at whether renters face more surges as the cost of living crisis continues to hit households.

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

How much should my pay rise to beat inflation?

What you need to know about UK inequality
Social Justice

What you need to know about UK inequality

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UK fuel poverty in 2022: Causes, statistics and solutions
News

UK fuel poverty in 2022: Causes, statistics and solutions

Food poverty in the UK: The causes, figures and solutions
Social Justice

Food poverty in the UK: The causes, figures and solutions

Free school meals: Everything you need to know
Social Justice

Free school meals: Everything you need to know

The Vagrancy Act: What is it and why is it being scrapped?
Rough sleeping

The Vagrancy Act: What is it and why is it being scrapped?

Why is the UK’s air so polluted – and how to check levels at your address
Air pollution

Why is the UK’s air so polluted – and how to check levels at your address

Explained: Your right to protest and how to exercise it
Activism

Explained: Your right to protest and how to exercise it

What is the Renters Reform Bill and how will it change things for renters?
Renting

What is the Renters Reform Bill and how will it change things for renters?

Minimum wage UK: How does Britain compare to the rest of the world?
Minimum wage

Minimum wage UK: How does Britain compare to the rest of the world?

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Plastic pollution

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

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

Five ways the cost of living is rising – and how to get help if you’re struggling
Cost of living crisis

Five ways the cost of living is rising – and how to get help if you’re struggling

How you can act on ocean pollution this World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day

How you can act on ocean pollution this World Oceans Day

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?

Boris Johnson: How and when will the vote of no confidence decide his future as prime minister?
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson: How and when will the vote of no confidence decide his future as prime minister?

What Rishi Sunak’s new cost of living measures mean for you
Cost of living crisis

What Rishi Sunak’s new cost of living measures mean for you

What is inflation and why is it so high?
Inflation

What is inflation and why is it so high?

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Could Rishi Sunak hit oil and gas companies with a windfall tax after all?
Energy crisis

Could Rishi Sunak hit oil and gas companies with a windfall tax after all?

The sexist traditions of ‘office housework’ – and how to end them
Workplace sexism

The sexist traditions of ‘office housework’ – and how to end them

Explained: Will the government’s Energy Bill deliver the green transition needed?
Energy Bill

Explained: Will the government’s Energy Bill deliver the green transition needed?

Explained: How the Public Order Bill will clamp down on protests
Public Order Bill

Explained: How the Public Order Bill will clamp down on protests

How many people are homeless in the UK? And what can you do about it?
Housing

How many people are homeless in the UK? And what can you do about it?

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2022
Housing

Homelessness facts and statistics: The numbers you need to know in 2022

Why you should stop mowing your lawn to help the bees
Biodiversity

Why you should stop mowing your lawn to help the bees

Section 21 notice: What is a no-fault eviction? Why are they being scrapped?
Renting

Section 21 notice: What is a no-fault eviction? Why are they being scrapped?

Seven ways to reduce food waste when you’re on a budget
Food waste

Seven ways to reduce food waste when you’re on a budget

Why England’s rivers are so polluted – and what you can do about it
River pollution

Why England’s rivers are so polluted – and what you can do about it

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?

5 things you need to know about the UK’s new energy strategy
Energy crisis

5 things you need to know about the UK’s new energy strategy

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