- Made in Britain?
- Equalising education
- Air quality for all
- Escape to the city
- Mobile middle class
- Big data, big impact?
- Feeding the 9 billion
- Countryside in Crisis?
- The Energy Water Food Stress Nexus
- Unsustainable Fishing
- Keeping pace with a digital revolution
- Global health in the 21st Century
- Adapting to an urban future
- Educating for tomorrow
- Digital technology in Africa
- Persistent poverty in Britain
- Can the UK ever be sustainable?
- Plastic pollution in the oceans
- 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
John Bird, Sir Gordon Conway, retirement age, communication, communications, CO2 Emissions, digital inclusion, Green Belt, chronic diseases, retirement, place, cell phones, Nuclear energy, Renewables, education, Brazil, palm oil, europe, Credit Crunch, waste
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 »