Research Note: An Overview of the Implications of Britain's Ageing Population

The projected increase in the number of people aged over 65 poses challenges and opportunities to central and local governments in terms of managing public finances and setting housing policy.

To illustrate the magnitude of this shift, this Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners Research Note draws upon two major demographic trends.

The first looks at different population projections scenarios for England, while the second explores the uneven spatial distribution of older people across British local authorities, as measured by dependency ratios.

Finally, the analysis will explore the financial challenge local governments will face with regards to funding.