The cost of inequality: Putting a price on health

One of the UK’s great achievements is that people are living longer than they did just a few decades ago. But not all people have benefited equally from this increased longevity.

Inequalities can be seen in different parts of the UK, manifesting themselves in shorter working lives, higher healthcare costs, higher welfare payments and income poverty.

This paper, published by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CFSI), in partnership with ILC and The Business School at City University, challenges the conventional wisdom by proposing a novel way of thinking about inequalities that links health to wealth and to the economy.