Our website makes use of cookies. To find out more please read our privacy policy
Close
Close Menu

Issue 1455 - Jobs & Money

Young, free and skint
The economic fallout of the pandemic is having a disproportionate effect on the under-35s. Furlough, joblessness, and a lack of savings… It all means that millennials and Gen Z are feeling anxious about their finances. The Big Issue’s RORA correspondent Laura Whateley has put together a vital guide to jobs, budgeting and accessing money advice – specifically with under-35s in mind. You can’t afford not to read this.

This week’s cover art
Illustrating our jobs and money guide cover this week is an original drawing by artist Sean Griffin. It’s called You Can’t Get the Staff and Sean describes what inspired the piece in this week’s Street Art. We also share his tumultuous life story; from building sites to university, unemployment and addiction. But the love of art and the urge to make his living through it have never left him. After decades of struggles he’s closer than ever to that dream.

After Grenfell
We also have a hard-hitting investigation into latest developments in the cladding scandal. While the government delays, leaseholders are bearing the cost of extra safety measures at their properties. Some have told us they fear losing everything, just because of where they live.

Also next week:
- Fake news and the world leaders who seek to mislead – they’re not new, but they are dangerous
- People wanted a young Gabrielle to hide away because of her lazy eyelid. She preferred to climb up on tables and sing. She writes this week’s Letter to My Younger Self
- First Lady of Netflix Michelle Obama and her foray into TV that teaches children about food
- Are thousands of British children really suffering from long Covid? Fact/Fiction gets to the bottom of it
- Winchester vendor Kev Collick has unexpectedly found himself in the middle of a campaign to erect a statue in his honour. Locals weren’t convinced Greta Thunberg was the right choice… and Kev’s a bit of a local hero
- Other vendor news: Michael Costello in London explains why his current dip in Big Issue earnings is preventing him from rescuing wildlife; and keen gamer Dave Campion in Dawlish reveals that it’s possible to play well on a budget

Social Echo

NN

The Big Issue

The Big Issue’s own-brand products support the creation of a range of work-based opportunities for disadvantaged people.
The Big Issue has spent over 27 years at the helm of self-help revolution. It all began with the launch of The Big Issue magazine in 1991, which was created to offer homeless and disadvantaged people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income by selling a magazine on the streets. Since then over 200 million copies magazine have been sold by over 100,000 people. Vendors buy the magazine upfront for £1.50 and sell it on to the public for £3.00, and in doing so each runs their own micro-enterprise. In 2005 Big Issue Invest was launched, with the aim of extending The Big Issue’s mission by financing the growth of social enterprises and charities across the UK. To date the organisation has directly invested in over 350 such organisations, and manages or advises on more than £170 million of social funds.
Read all about The Big Issue

The Big Issue big sellers

Support The Big Issue
Issue 1490 - The Beatles £3.00 GBP
Support The Big Issue
Issue 1489 - Claudia Winkleman £4.00 GBP
Support The Big Issue
Issue 1488 - Hounds Of Love £4.00 GBP
Support The Big Issue
Big Issue Christmas Baubles - Various Designs £8.00 GBP
See all The Big Issue items
Supporting the Makers (icon)

SUPPORTING THE MAKERS

Our suppliers create opportunities for disadvantaged people

Protecting the planet (icon)

PROTECTING THE PLANET

Our products are sourced with sustainability in mind

A hand up, not hand out (icon)

A HAND UP, NOT HAND OUT

We’re striving to dismantle poverty through social trading