Sales of the Big Issue increase for the third consecutive year
Big Issue vendors buy the magazine for £1.25 and sell it to the public for £2.50, keeping the difference.
Sales of The Big Issue magazine have increased for the third year in a row to over 83,000 a week, new figures show.
Sold on the streets by people affected by poverty, the circulation boost comes amid rising levels of rough sleeping in England.
We're celebrating our third year in a row of growing sales! 🎉🎉🎉— The Big Issue (@BigIssue) February 15, 2018
Thanks to lovely readers like you and our wonderful vendors we've seen a 7% increase in circulation over the last three years.
Here's what our editor @PauldMcNamee had to say https://t.co/Mg6q9BOkmG
Managing director Russell Blackman said: “The 1% increase in sales last year showed the challenges facing an increasing number of people.”
Since its launch in 1991, over 200 million copies of the Big Issue have been sold by over 92,000 vulnerable people.