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Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Topic: Britain becomes a nation of pensioners?
    Posted: 09 December 2008 at 10:48pm
From an article in today's Independent:
The bad news is that the rapid growth in the very old will place an increasing burden on the young, who must support and care for them. In the 25 years since 1982, the number of over-85s has more than doubled to 1.3 million and will more than double again to 3.1 million in the next 25 years.

Older people are the fastest growing group, with the over-65s numbering 9.8 million in 2007 and projected to increase to 16.1 million by 2032, almost one in four of the population. This will impose heavy demands. About 40 per cent of NHS spending goes on the over-65s, who comprise 16 per cent of the population. Pensioners get more than 60bn in cash and benefits.

Advances in healthcare mean people are living longer but not necessarily in good health.

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