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Number of older people on Island rising

Thu, 18 Dec 2014


More evidence of a rise in the number of pensioners on the Island has come to light. 

A recent Quarterly Economic Report to the Council of Ministers suggests that there's been a growth in number of people of pensionable age.

The number of older people is projected to rise from 16,000 in 2014 to 26,000 by 2035.

£234 million is being spent on Health and Social Care this year - a quarter of government's total gross budget - which can no longer be sustained.

Chief Minister Allan Bell says the situation must be dealt with swiftly:

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