A decade ago, around 80% of Britain’s bathing waters were rated excellent; over the last 10 years, that has fallen by 20% to around 60%. And of course, the downside is not limited to reduced access to bathing: the environmental consequences of this pollution are severe. The Lords agreed an amendment to the Environment Bill which […]
Most people in the UK are poorer today than they were in 2007, though the economy has grown. This is mass impoverishment.
If the economy is doing so well, how can most people not be doing well? If the pie is growing, why aren’t we all getting bigger slices? Why is our children’s generation set to be the first in living memory that is poorer than its predecessors?
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If you are concerned about your future but would never dream of reading a book about the economy… you should read this one!Hugh PymBBC Health Editor & Former BBC Chief Economics Correspondent