Last Update: Nov 02, 2022.

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Are Big Issue vendors homeless?

To become a vendor, one must be homeless or almost homeless, vulnerably housed or marginalised in some way. At the magazine's launch in 1991, around 90% of vendors were homeless; by 1997, the majority had temporary accommodation.

Big Issue in the North vendors are self employed. Are vendors given the magazine or do they buy it? They buy each magazine from a Big Issue in the North office for 1 and sell it to the public for 2 keeping the 1 profit they make.

As long as you're 17 or older, you can work with us, even if you have a criminal record. While a third of our vendors are homeless, the majority are not €“ people sell Big Issue North for a wide variety of reasons, and if you want to work with us, we want to work with you!

As long as you're 17 or older, you can work with us, even if you have a criminal record. While a third of our vendors are homeless, the majority are not €“ people sell Big Issue North for a wide variety of reasons, and if you want to work with us, we want to work with you!

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Vendors. To become a vendor, one must be homeless or almost homeless, vulnerably housed or marginalised in some way.

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Vendors. To become a vendor, one must be homeless or almost homeless, vulnerably housed or marginalised in some way.

Big Issue sellers buy every copy of the magazine upfront for 50% of the cover price. The Big Issue Foundation, our charitable arm, works exclusively with Big Issue vendors, who have already demonstrated their commitment to making positive changes in their lives.

To become a vendor, one must be homeless or almost homeless, vulnerably housed or marginalised in some way. At the magazine's launch in 1991, around 90% of vendors were homeless; by 1997, the majority had temporary accommodation.

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Vendors act as micro-entrepreneurs, buying the magazine for 1.50 and selling it for 3, and with each 'donation' buyers must take a magazine, so that vendors are working, not begging. In it's 30-year history around 105,000 vendors have collectively earned 144m selling 220 million copies of The Big Issue.

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Vendor Tabard Scheme €“ The distinctive red tabard helps to identify vendors as official sellers of The Big Issue magazine. It also functions as a uniform which is instantly recognisable to members of the public and for vendors a physical embodiment that they are earning a legitimate livelihood on the streets.

The Big Issue Group is a social enterprise that began in 1991. It gives homeless people or those at risk of homelessness the opportunity to sell its street newspapers to earn an income. Big Issue has found a vendor offering cashless payments will sell up to 35% more magazines than a vendor that only accepts cash.

Yes, like anyone self employed, vendors can claim a range of in work benefits such as Housing Benefit. We ask all vendors to inform the benefits office as soon as they sign up to sell The Big Issue in the North. How long can people sell the magazine for? How do you decide people are ready to move on?

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Selling Big Issue North is a genuine, legally recognised form of self-employment. Vendors buy magazines for 1.50 each from one of our offices, then sell them on for 3, keeping the money they make.

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There are five localised editions of the magazine sold throughout the United Kingdom, and vendors buy The Big Issue for 1.50 and sell it for 3. The magazine is also produced and sold in Australia, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, South Korea, and Taiwan.

The Big Issue is a social enterprise, and our funding comes directly from vendor sales. This pays for the magazine to be produced and distributed across the UK so it is available for vendors wherever they need it.