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Obesity could force up council tax

7th October 2008

Experts have cautioned that growing numbers of obese people in England could lead to increased tax in order to support their care.

The Department of Health has warned that obesity could cost the health service £6.3 billion by 2015. Cllr David Rogers, Local Government Association spokesperson on public health, said: "It's a massive issue for public health but it also risks placing an unprecedented amount of pressure on council services." 

 

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