To ask His Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which poor health is contributing to a rise in economic inactivity.
I thank the Minister for his response, but our nation’s deteriorating health requires urgent, in-depth analysis. The increase of 500,000 people on long-term sick leave is estimated to hit our economic output and productivity by between £30 billion and £50 billion per annum. Add that to our annual benefits for inactive working age people, which has grown by £35 billion in the last three...
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Entered the House of Lords on 23 June 2021
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