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Evan Davis: Can Britain afford its ageing population?

The BBC presenter explains how to defuse the ageing "time bomb" and shares his own experiences of growing old

By Serena Kutchinsky  

 

“The government urgently needs to nudge the housing market to begin adapting to the needs of the ageing population”

SK: More than 10m people are now aged over 65 within the UK, and an estimated 19m people will be over 65 by 2050. How do you suggest we should address the economic challenges of our ageing population?

ED:  I think one route is to ensure that people stay in work longer. Traditionally, we’ve been used to career paths that move up in a straight trajectory and then fall off…

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