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UK 'not ready for ageing society'

England is "woefully under-prepared" for the social and economic challenges presented by an ageing society, according to a cross-party group.

The House of Lords committee said "the gift of longer life" could lead to "a series of crises" in public service provision.

Peers said big changes in pensions, health care and employment practices were needed to help people sustain a good quality of life as they grew older.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 14 Mar 2013
  • From the section UK
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