He said: "We might describe that as advice to the financially ill, about what they should do to get better.
"Through the NHS, we can get advice if we are physically or mentally ill; and crucially, more and more money is being allocated by the NHS to preventative healthcare – advice on how to avoid getting ill. That is the vital next step we need to take to avoid becoming financially ill, to access financial advice."
He added: "In the national interest, people’s financial well-being is just as important as their health. You should be able to see a financial adviser when you need to know what you should do about it."
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