UK - Greying Population

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UK - Greying Population

SOCIAL ISSUES

  • Movements to specialist accomodation can result it 'Grey Ghettos'
  • Rising ill health puts pressure on NHS
  • Elderly are often victims of negletct, abuse and violence

ECONOMIC ISSUES

  • People are now experiencung 10 - 20 years of retirement
  • Create a shift in consumer demand
  • Business discriminate agains elderly employees

POLITICAL ISSUES

  • Almost 50% of UK are over the electorare pensionable age
  • Elderly have the time and expertise to lobby and express their views
  • There is no upper age limit on become an MP, so the elderly vote for an older MP as they better represent their views
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