- Made in Britain?
- Equalising education
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- Feeding the 9 billion
- Countryside in Crisis?
- The Energy Water Food Stress Nexus
- Unsustainable Fishing
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- Can the UK ever be sustainable?
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- Natural disasters: how to improve?
- Not In My Back Yard
- Digital Divide in the UK?
- Importing goods, exporting drought?
- Britain’s ageing population
- Engineering our climate
- The future shape of Capitalism
- Migration: skills and the job market
- Razing the Rainforest
- London under water
- Concreting the countryside
- Future of low carbon energy
- Africa in the 21st Century
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Britain’s ageing population : In the News
UK centenarian numbers rise steeply in decade, says ONS
- Source: BBC News
- 21st March 2014
The number of people living in the UK aged 100 increased by 73% in the decade to 2012, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS).full article »
Can the UK’s ageing population usher in a new age of economic prosperity?
- Source: Guardian
- 18th December 2013
It's predicted that over 20 million Brits will be over 65 within 30 years. Can we see this as an opportunity rather than a burden, with older people providing an ever-growing market and an invaluable workforce?full article »
An age-old assumption
- Source: BBC News
- 12th November 2013
The idea that dependent older people represent a great demographic challenge of our age has been turned on its head.full article »
Ageing population pushes welfare bill to crisis point
- Source: The Telegraph
- 25th July 2013
Britain’s rapidly ageing population threatens to push the NHS and state pension system to the brink of collapse, according to an international study that found almost a quarter of the UK economy is consumed by social welfare.full article »
Our ageing population: news and resources round up
- Source: The Guardian
- 17th March 2013
The UK is not prepared to cope with an expected explosion of older people according to a new report. Here we round up news stories, multimedia and teaching resources for you to explore the issues in classfull article »
Demographic time bomb: Government ‘woefully underprepared’ to deal with Britain’s ageing population
- Source: The Independent
- 14th March 2013
The Government is “woefully underprepared” for a demographic time bomb that will see the number of people aged over 65 living in Britain leap by nearly five million in two decades, a report warned today.full article »
Councils ‘will struggle with ageing population’
- Source: BBC News
- 18th February 2010
Councils will struggle to cope with the financial challenge posed by England's ageing population, a watchdog says.full article »
UK economy ‘must adapt to needs of ageing population’
- Source: The Daily Telegraph
- 3rd February 2010
Britain must radically shift the way it thinks about what its ageing population contributes to the economy if it is to avoid future fiscal crises, a prominent economist has warned. George Magnus, senior economic adviser to UBS, said that businesses would have a major part to play in the shift as traditional sources of growth – including the housing market – shrink, and an ageing population puts a strain on the public finances.full article »