We all see them on the streets, Big Issue Sellers. Now though the idea was sound, does it work? The idea initially was to help the homeless back into society. However now anyone is able to sell the useless magazine. Because those selling it are classed as SELF EMPLOYED they are given a National Insurance number which opens the door to all kinds of benefits. How many sellers are actually earning enough to pay tax or N.I. contributions? How many move on and back into society? Is this charity a Con? Does anyone know a big issue seller who has moved on? I know several sellers in my area who have been selling for more than 5 years, to me this means that the system is not working.