Wellbeing in England has decreased in the last year while loneliness and mistrust in government has increased, analysis of ONS data shows.
The new report from Carnegie UK comes in advance of the publication on Tuesday of the latest ONS GDP figures, which are expected to show that the UK economy grew in the second quarter of 2021.
Caroline Lucas, the Green party MP, said the analysis highlighted a “worrying decline in collective wellbeing” that suggested the government’s priorities were not working for people.
The decline in wellbeing started before the pandemic and continued to drop as the country entered its first national lockdown in March 2020, the data indicates.
Lewis Hamilton believes he may still have not fully recovered from contracting Covid-19 after he experienced fatigue and dizziness at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The British driver finished third in a monumental effort to come back from last place in Hungary – a position later raised to second when Sebastian Vettel was disqualified on a technicality – but admitted he fears he may be suffering from long Covid.