03/05/20Coronavirus latest: Britain's lack of preparedness for tackling Covid-19 crisis linked to austerity, health expert says
This iNews article discusses the implications of austerity in the 2010s in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.
"We're terribly worried about the health of workers in social care. The reduction in adult social care spending over the last decade was 7 per cent in real terms. But in the most deprived 20 per cent of areas the reduction was 16 per cent. In the least deprived 20 per cent the reduction was 3 per cent."
Professor Sir Michael Marmot
Listen to the interview on BBC Radio 4's World This Weekend (signin required)