In response to the ONS Annual Mid-year Population Estimates, 2014, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, said:

“The 300,000 increase in the number of over 65s in the UK illustrates the long-term trend towards an ageing population. The figure demonstrates the urgent need to reform our health, housing and social care systems to better support this change. It also requires us to consider the figures about increases in net migration in a new light, recognising that migrants are typically taxpayers whose contributions help pay for our health and care services and pensions.”

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