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October pensions supplement: Paying for longer lives

Britain must solve its demographic problems if it is to pay for retirees

By Norma Cohen  

“The solution to what looks like a pensions crisis may be simply to re-think what is meant by retirement”­—and to work for longer. © redmal

Just over a century after Britain put in place its first effort to address dire poverty among the elderly, it faces another crisis for the aged.

Repeated reforms through successive governments in the second half of the 20th…

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