Policy makers need to get to the bottom of why life expectancy improvements have stalled

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Commenting on the latest ONS life expectancy estimates published today (Tuesday), David Willetts, Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation, said:

“Rising life expectancy has been one of the biggest boons to our living standards over the last century.

“Getting to the bottom of why this long-term improvement has stalled – particularly as we still lag behind many other European countries on life expectancy – is crucial for policy makers, economists and politicians.”