Think-tank in call for wellbeing budgets

By Chris Mahony | 19 October 2021

The Government should introduce ‘wellbeing budgets’ that look beyond gross domestic product (GDP) to reduce regional health inequalities, a think-tank has urged.

A report by the Institute for Public Policy Research called for a £35bn public health budget after publishing a fresh analysis of health inequalities in England, which revealed life expectancy gaps of up to 14 years between different towns and cities.

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