Big Issue Seller News


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This cannot come into effect soon enough
Perhaps the bastards will feck orf back to their mansions in Romania

Judges crack down on poor EU migrants selling The Big Issue to register as self-employed and claim benefits

  • Selling the magazine allows homeless people to register as self-employed
  • But a court has ruled that a Romanian woman who used the magazine to access tens of thousands of pounds of in-work benefits should have them stopped
  • By selling copies of the magazine worth £50 each week, she was able to claim £150 a week of taxpayers’ money in tax credits and housing benefit
  • In a key judgment, a court has said that the woman earned too little to claim her work was ‘genuine and effective’ – thus cutting off her eligibility to UK handouts

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