Inequality is Britain’s Greatest Illness

Where you live, what your background is and how much you earn still determine your health outcomes in Britain. The next Labour government must wage war on those health inequalities.

Illustration by Bratislav Milencović

A baby girl born in Liverpool can expect to live for thirteen fewer years in good health than one born in Richmond. Men from the most deprived backgrounds in Britain can expect 52 years of healthy living. That’s fifteen years before they get to retire — and the Tories want to push the retirement age out further. […]

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