The Big Issue

The Big Issue is a magazine put together by professionals, sold by people facing poverty and homelessness as a way to make their living. The Big Issue is a social enterprise. It seeks business solutions to society’s problems. Profits are ploughed back into the company to keep doing its work. 

Driving change for over 25 years

In this film, find out how The Big Issue has been offering “a hand up not a handout” since 1991. Over 200 million copies have been sold in Britain alone. The Big Issue has had a profound social effect.

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