" Increases in life expectancy in the UK have stalled and the slowdown is one of the biggest among 20 of the world's leading economies, ONS data shows. Rises in life expectancy dropped from 12.9 weeks per year for women from 2006 to 2011 to 1.2 weeks per year from 2011 to 2016, its report found. This increase in life expectancy for women was the lowest of the 20 nations, while for men only the US was worse. There was also a slowdown in other countries across Europe and Australia." The ONS's analysis found the slowdown in life-expectancy improvement in the UK was most pronounced in women, dropping by 90% from 12.9 weeks per year from 2006 to 2011 to 1.2 weeks from 2011 to 2012 - the biggest reduction in all of the countries it analysed." https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45096074 also in most of major papers. Will be interesting to see the reasons the stats bodies come up with. Speculate away!