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Commenting on the publication today (Thursday) by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) of a new report looking at how the UK is doing in terms of wellbeing, Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of British Safety Council said: “The ONS’s new report is a positive innovation placing focus on wellbeing as a measure of national success.


“However, the report's findings paint a bleak picture, with increases in economic inactivity and low life satisfaction, driven in part, by the wider economic context. We know that financial pressures, alongside other causes of stress, are contributors to poor wellbeing.


“That’s why British Safety Council has called on any future government, in our Manifesto ahead of the next General Election, to appoint a dedicated Minister for Wellbeing, who would lead a National Wellbeing Strategy. This would, for the first time, create a joined-up, holistic approach to wellbeing.”


The ONS publication can be viewed in full here:


British Safety Council’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manifesto 2024 can be downloaded here: