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Topic for Feb/Mar 2023 - The Impacts of an Ageing Population

    • 118 posts
    March 7, 2023 11:01 AM GMT

    The February/March topic is 'The Impacts of an Ageing Population and how to deal with them'

    The proposed agenda is:

    Agenda 

    • Is prolonging longevity a good thing?
      • Do we want to live longer?
      • Will the Government’s ‘Longer Healthier Lives’ initiative help?
      • What are the implications for population?
      • What are the implications for housing?
      • What effect will it have on politics?
    • Where does the UK stand in the ageing league table?
      • What are the implications for our culture of more over 50s than younger age groups?
      • What can we learn from other countries e.g. Japan?
    • What are the implications for Public Services?
      • What are the implications for the NHS?
      • What are the implications for Elderly Social Care?
      • Do we need assisted dying?
    • What are the implications for public finance and economic activity/inactivity?
      • Will the dependency ratio cope?
      • What are the implications for Public Sector pensions?
      • What are the implications for the State Pension? Can it be sustained in its current form?
      • Should age alone should be the gateway to various entitlements (e.g. free prescriptions, concessionary travel, winter fuel allowance)?
      • Should we all work longer? What should the retirement age be? Can we afford longer retirements? Should we do away with retirement?

     

    • 118 posts
    March 7, 2023 11:05 AM GMT

    The output on the topic of 'The Impacts of an Ageing Population and how to deal with them' is now available at Ageing Population Impacts and how to deal with them 

     

    We identified the following potential areas of impact caused by longevity and proposals in each area:

    • Increased demand on the NHS
    • Increased demand and cost of Elderly Social Care
    • Magnification of Housing Crisis
    • Population Increase
    • Worsening Dependency Ratio
    • Increased cost of State Pension Funding
    • Increased cost of Private and Public Sector Pension Contributions
    • Increasing cost of age-related benefits
    • Economic Impact
    • Related Artificial Intelligence Impact
    • Cultural and Political Issues
    • Euthanasia Demands

     


    This post was edited by # Probably42 at April 7, 2023 3:03 PM BST