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Government action in 2020/21 eased financial pressures for many. But with those on low incomes and in poor health more likely to experience increases in debt, a debt hangover could yet emerge.

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Debt and health

20 January 2022

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Government action in 2020/21 eased financial pressures for many. But with those on low incomes and...

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Health Foundation response to the latest NHS performance statistics.

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Health Foundation response to the latest Office for National Statistics data on UK life expectancy.

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Government must be realistic about the time and resources needed to clear the NHS backlog

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