For the worst-off in the UK, life expectancy has declined in the last decade
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Since 2010 when the coalition government first put in place austerity policies, life expectancy has started to stagnate. And for the worst-off in the UK, life expectancy has declined in the last decade.
A decade ago, a landmark study of health inequalities in England was published by the Health Foundation, an independent health charity. Ten years later, a follow up has been published detailing how health outcomes have shifted in the intervening ten years.
The results paint a damning picture, where life expectancies are dropping, poverty is getting worse and more people are falling into ill health. Here are the numbers that explain the cost of austerity on our wellbeing.