An Overview of the Implications of Britain’s Ageing Population

This Lichfields research note looks at different population projection scenarios and the uneven spatial distribution of older people across British local authorities. The note details what this means for meeting housing need alongside the financial challenge for local government given the country’s demographic profile, the foundation upon which public finances and major policy decisions are made.

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. This note sets out the key trends of those challenges across the country.

Ciaran Gunne-Jones, Senior Director, Head of Economics, Lichfields