APPG report recommends making wellbeing the goal of Government policy 5 Jun 2019

A paper from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics has recommended that wellbeing, rather than economic growth, should be the central aim of Government policy. It suggestions include spending an extra £10bn within five years on areas including mental health, teaching and social care. It argues that voters judge Government more on whether its policies result in happiness than in growth and jobs. The report was launched by former Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell who suggested that when Brexit is resolved “we have an opportunity to focus on all the things that we haven’t been focusing on over the past three years, to set a new direction and a new vision.Guardian, Wellbeing Economics (whole report)