Welfare State

The Prospect Podcast: Could a policy tweak stop people dying in poverty?

January 27, 2023
© Simon Dack / Alamy Stock Photo
© Simon Dack / Alamy Stock Photo

Tens of thousands of working age people with terminal illnesses are dying in poverty in the UK, as the safety net fails to catch them in their final year of life. Could a relatively cheap and simple policy change solve this cruel problem? Helen Barnard, associate director at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Sam Royston, Director of Policy and Research at Marie Curie join assistant editor Sarah Collins on the podcast.

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