1. Ageing and dependency
State retirement age may be gradually increasing, from 66 now to 67, 68… but poor health and lack of fitness start to have an impact on people’s capability for work from about the age of 50.
Professor of Statistics Les Mayhew is warning that unless people are encouraged to follow a healthy lifestyle which keeps them fit and able to work for longer, like this chap, increasing resources will be required for supporting carers and disability benefits, and the generally accepted rule of thumb by which adult life divides into two thirds working and one third retirement will be missed.
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