Forbes September 30, 2022
Katherine Hignett

The U.K. government will no longer publish a white paper on health inequalities, sources have told The Guardian newspaper.

The paper, originally due for publication this spring, was expected to offer solutions to the significant disparities in health found across the country.

Men in the most deprived areas of England and Wales, for example, are dying almost a decade earlier than those in the wealthiest areas: a gap that has increased in recent years.

Covid-19, which disproportionately affected people on low incomes, people of colour and those with disabilites, put these issues into the spotlight, with action on health inequality becoming a key focus of the ruling Conservative Party’s ‘leveling up’ agenda.

It’s also been a major focus for England’s...

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