Official data, new light

How does UK healthcare spending compare internationally?

The UK is ranked 6th out of the seven countries that form the G7 (a group of large developed economies) for healthcare expenditure as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). ONS’s new internationally-comparable “health accounts” show that the UK’s total healthcare spending in 2014 was £179 billion, or 9.9% of GDP.

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Five facts about… cars

World Car Free Day (22 September) aims to encourage people to be less dependent on their cars and make more use of walking, cycling or public transport. Emissions from cars and other vehicles contribute to climate change by releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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