Across 2020 & 2021 around 1,350,000 people died in the UK – that is over 1 per minute! Covid accounts for just 11.5% of that amount – 155,000.
(Source: Office for National Statistics, Death data, 2020 and 2021 (provisional), Gov.uk dashboard for Covid data)
Yet it’s Covid that has really focused people’s minds on the need to protect themselves, in case of early death, or the prospect of long-term illness. But, as the figures above show, you’re far more likely to die from the main killers such as cancer, heart disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Those aged 15-64
Also, death is not an issue simply for those in their retirement years. Around 200,000 15-64-year-old UK adults, died across 2021 and 2022, an amount that’s more than all Covid deaths! Quite apart from this, ahead of that there are about 2.3m people in the UK who are currently off work long-term due to sickness.
(Sources: Office for National Statistics, Deaths, 2020 and 2021 & Labour market overview, January 2022)
Whilst this is not a cheery topic, it reinforces the importance of discussing protection policies with us that can help protect your family, your income
stream, and your pocket.
Please get in touch to discuss this.
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